The global integrated pest management (IPM) market size was worth USD 91.8 billion in 2016. Increase in pest population owing to climatic changes is resulting in various health problems, these factors are anticipated to boost the industry for IPM.
IPM is an effective & systematic approach, used to control & prevent insects through a combination of multiple prevention methods by minimizing the risks to the environment and people. The program does not use single method but, involves integrating various approaches, based on the information obtained from the site about the pest and their density.These programs are specific to insect and site. They are specifically designed on the basis of their type, population density, location or area, and prevention goals.
U.S. IPM market revenue by pest type, 2014 - 2025 (USD Billion)
The U.S. IPM market by pest type was valued at USD 14.07 Billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a steady rate with a CAGR of 6.5% from 2017 to 2025. Rising awareness from the losses caused due to pest in commercial and industrial area is expected to boost the industry in the nation.
Pest Type Insights
The IPM programs divides the pest into four main categories, which are weeds (undesirable plants), invertebrates (such as mites, insects, ticks, snails, slugs), pathogens (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms), and vertebrates (such as birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, amphibians, and other mammals). Identification of insect is the initial and the most important step in the program, it helps in the understanding of the problem and what can be the suitable approach for it. Lack of information and misidentification about them can lead to the wrong choice of method or its application at a wrong time.
IPM focuses not only on the type, but also on the factors that are responsible for their rising population density. These factors can be temperature, soil moisture, or cultural practices which affect their life cycle, ability to reproduce, and behavior. Pest symptoms or signs help in the identification of their type. These signs can be discolorations for diseases, feeding indicators, changes in plant growth due to the presence of weed.
Different insect type shows different signs from which they can be identified. Rodents and some other insects dig distinct burrows and often leaves gnaw marks on stem or tree trunks. Weeds may have unique seeds, flowers, or fruits. These symptoms are studied and analyzed by IPM consultant or specialists for identification and choosing an appropriate method.
The invertebrate segment was over 36% of the overall market in 2016. The segment is expected to show the same growth trend over the forecasted period. Companies present in the industry are trying to develop various approaches to reduce the problems caused by an invertebrate.
Control Method Insights
Biological, chemical, mechanical & physical and cultural are the major approaches adopted in the IPM program. Among these methods, chemical approach dominated the market in 2016. The method uses pesticides for the prevention and control of insects. Growing awareness about the harmful effect of pesticides and stringent regulations regarding its sale & usage is expected to be a major factor for the decrease in the demand of chemical approach over the forecast period. In the program, pesticides are used only when they are a need for its usage or in combination with other methods. Moreover, the selection and application of these chemicals are done in a way that reduces the possible harm to the surrounding environment, people, and non-target organisms.
The biological control approach segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment over the forecast period. The approach uses natural enemies to control the pest and their damage. Weeds, invertebrates, nematodes, plant pathogens, and vertebrates have many natural enemies which are used in this approach. This method is often directed against the insects that is not native to the geographical area. The method involves the release of number natural enemies into the crop field, orchards, greenhouse and various other location specific to the control for a particular pest. These introduced pests can also cause problems. Therefore, strict laws have been enacted that control these introduced organisms to become a pest.
The cultural control helps in the reduction of insect establishment, survival, reproduction, and dispersal. These are achieved in various ways for instance by the change in irrigation practices, which can reduce pest problems as too much water can increase root disease and weeds. The major goal of the method is to change the condition or behavior of the host to suppress or prevent the pest. The approach disturbs normal host and pest relationship, which makes them less likely to reproduce, grow, or survive. Sanitation and cultural practices are some of the cultural control used.
The mechanical and physical controls blocks or kills the pest directly and make the environment unsuitable for them. The method involves the usages of mulch agricultural films for weed, barriers to keen insects or bird out, or steam sterilization of the soil for disease management. Traps, screens, fences, nets, and barriers are some of the other devices used to prevent and remove them from the area.
The agricultural segment is the major application for the IPM industry. The application segment accounted for over 31% of the overall market in 2016. Companies present in the market are investing in the development of various products and approaches to control the problems caused by insects and various disease for different crop type. Usage of different products and methods instead of harmful chemical for protecting crops against pests is expected to boost application control approaches in the segment.
The market for IPM in the commercial building sector is expected to grow over the forecast period. The cost associated with its use in commercial buildings is generally lower if compared to regular control as it provides a long-term solution. The program not only control and prevent pest but also decrease moisture problem & saves energy.
Pest such as cockroaches, dust mites, and rodents which are present in buildings can cause various health problems such as asthma attacks and allergic reactions. The technique used to reduce them from the residential sector uses products which do not affect the human populations living around it. These factors are expected to propel the growth in the residential sector.
The other application areas involve amenity horticulture and natural spaces & places. IPM practice in natural spaces and national parks are related to insect and vertebrate, which includes pigs, rabbits, wild dogs, and foxes. Weeds in these areas are managed by using integrated control approaches that reduce spraying of chemicals.
Global IPM market revenue by application, 2016 (%)
North America dominated the global industry with over 32% of the overall market revenue in 2016. The region is anticipated is grown at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017 to 2025. The presence of global players and continuous investment in new product development by these players are the key factors for the regional growth. However, the regional market is at its maturity stage. The stringent regulations regarding the usage of various control approaches in the region are expected to restrict the use of some control methods.
North America was followed by Europe and accounted for over 24% of the overall market share in 2016. Germany and UK are the majors market in the region. The demand for IPM is the region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is expected to have the fastest market growth over the forecast period. The growth in the agricultural, commercial, and residential sector coupled with technology advancement, especially in countries such as China, India, and Japan, is projected to drive the regional market over the next eight years.
The IPM market experiences the presence of established players. the industry is highly comparative and fragmented in nature. Some of the key players in the industry include BASF SE, Advanced Integrated Pest Management, IPM Pest Control, SGS SA, MB Integrated Pest Control, Bayer CropScience LP, Ecolab Inc., IPM Technologies Pty Ltd, and Integrated Pest Management Solution (IPMS India). Global companies such as BASF SE and Ecolab Inc. are investing in research and development activities to develop new control approaches and products to increase their product portfolio.
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2014 - 2015
2017 - 2025
Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa
U.S., Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, India, China, Brazil
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global integrated pest management (IPM) market on the basis of pest type, control method, application, and region:
Pest Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Control Method Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Mechanical & Physical Controls
Other Control Method
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
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