Insecticides are known to be widely used to control, deter or kill insects in agriculture and related field activity. These insect destroying agents can be synthetic as well as organic in nature or a combination of both. Their home segment counterparts also acquire a prominent market share with growing demand to eliminate insect presence in households. Various insects such as mosquitoes, flies, bugs, termites, ants, etc. are found to create inconvenience and severe health related problems for humans. Some categories of spiders, ants and wasps are dangerous enough to pose life threats. However, humans have gained knowledge to develop ways to tackle the outspread of these insects. Increased awareness of leading a safe, healthy and risk free has prompted the development of various technologies to combat insects’ existence in home and surrounding areas. Low tolerance towards pest menace is a major driving force for this market.
Home insecticide market growth is fuelled by the need for prevention of insect borne diseases. As cities are expanding to accommodate larger populations, they are increasingly becoming prone to suffer from pest infestation. A variety of integrated methods such as genetic, physical, biological and chemical are adopted to face these challenges. Aerosol/ spray, coils, baits and electric vaporizers are the various product forms of home insecticides used in many households to tackle insect problems. Major home insecticides include neem oil, pyrethrin, malathion and carbaryl among others. However, these products may pose health threats due to prolonged exposure to the smell or harmful chemical emissions. The accompanying odor may cause nausea and dizziness or aggravate respiratory problems in patients and hence, is undesirable. They not only eliminate insects, but might also have adverse effects on the human body especially in infants, weak patients and elderly people. This trend is witnessing a change with several technological developments initiated to induce pleasant fragrances and eliminate smoke and odor. Several regulations have been imposed to check the usage of harmful or banned materials in the manufacturing of these products.
Asia Pacific countries such as India and China have been favorable with increased urbanization and awareness of home pest control methods. Production and usage of insecticides made mandatory by EPA has made positive production and consumption conditions for home insecticides market in North America. Home insecticide market participants include Aristo Biotech & Science Pvt. Ltd., AIMCO Pesticides Ltd., Bharat Group, Gharda Chemicals Ltd., Godrej, HPM, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Shogun Organics Ltd. and Zapi SPA.
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