Rodenticides Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Rodenticides Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Mode of Application (Pellets, Blocks, Powder & Spray), By Product, By End Use (Pest Control Companies, Household, Agriculture), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: May, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-499-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 107

Industry Insights

The global rodenticides market size was worth USD 748.1 million in 2016. Factors such as increased prevalence of pest-related diseases, surging rodent population, rising demand for pest control, and availability of natural rodenticides are likely to be major factors driving market growth.

U.S. rodenticides market

Rising concerns regarding economic loss associated with damage caused by rodents in agricultural fields are likely to drive growth over the coming years. However, environmental concerns over use of chemicals and their ill effects on humans and other living beings are likely to restrain demand. Therefore, product application is highly regulated by stringent laws.

Stringent regulations related to the use of chemical rodenticides have been established in North America and Europe. For instance, all pesticide products must be registered under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before they are sold to the public. These products are regulated by the EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Growing rodent population is a major factor behind increasing prevalence of transferable diseases such as plague, Hantavirus infection, and Lassa fever, which, in turn, affects the environment, wildlife, and human beings. This has triggered the use of various rodent control products in commercial, residential, and industrial applications.

Rodent control products are witnessing high demand in most major cities globally. Market players are involved in development of new products to effectively control rodent population. Increasing number of offices, hospitals, hotels, and housing and high preference for hygiene standards are expected to propel their demand in the coming years.

Natural rodenticides are biodegradable and non-toxic to human, pets, and wildlife. They do not affect domestic animals or humans if consumed accidentally and they do not contaminate the environment. Moreover, such products are economically viable, as they do not require special storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

Product Insights

Rodenticides are classified into anticoagulant and non-anticoagulant based on their application. Difethialone, bromadiolone, brodifacoum, chlorophacinone, and warfarin are anticoagulants while bromethalin, cholecalciferol, strychnine, sodium fluoroacetate, and zinc phosphide are some of the chemical non-anticoagulant variants. These active ingredients are mixed with vegetable oil and grains and fed to rodents.

Anticoagulants cause internal bleeding, which can eventually lead to death due to blood loss. They are further divided into first and second generation. First generation anticoagulants include diphacinone, warfarin, and chlorophacinone while second-generation anticoagulants include bromadiolone, difenacoum, difethialone, and brodifacoum. The segment accounted for a global market share of 77.8% in 2016.

First and second generation anticoagulants block a rodent’s ability to produce blood clotting factors, which ultimately kills them. First generation anticoagulants require more than one dose to show its effect. If any other animal consumes an anticoagulant rodent, there is a chance of secondary killing. First generation anticoagulants are labeled for agricultural use for pocket gopher control, vole control, and below-ground mole.

Acute rodenticides have played a vital role in rodent control. Zinc phosphide is majorly used for field rodents in China. Anticoagulants are considered legal in China. However, farmers are changing their preferences owing to their slow impact. Therefore, non-anticoagulants are estimated to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period.

Mode of Application Insights

Use of rodenticides provides efficient and quick results in terms of destroying rodents, which is likely to propel their demand over the forecast period. However, strict government rules about use of active ingredients are predicted to restrain market growth over the coming years. Rodenticides are generally available in pellets, blocks, and powder or spray form.

Rodents consume almost everything including grass, grains, seeds, plants, fruits, and scrap and waste. Rodenticide pellets attract a large number of rodents due to its seed-like shape, which in turn, is likely to propel their demand over the coming years. The segment is projected to account for a global market share of 43.4% by 2025.

Blocks accounted for a significant share in the global market in 2016. These are appropriate for outdoor use as they are waterproof and resistant to the environment. Use of this form by pest control companies is expected to fuel growth in the coming years.

The powder and spray segment accounted for a share of 11.6% in the rodenticides market in 2016. The segment is likely to witness restrained growth in the coming years due to risks associated with accessibility of the product to pets, humans, and wildlife. These products are not used in ventilation ducts as it can spread particles into the air, which, in turn, can contaminate food and other sensitive products.

End-use Insights

The agriculture segment accounted for a global market share of 25.2% in 2016. Increased damage caused by rodents to stored grain, farm equipment, and field crops in the global agriculture industry is likely to drive demand over the forecast period. Rodents can result in the most serious threats to global food protection. Loss of food and crop has been witnessed in various countries over the past years.

Pest control companies provide services to hotels, home, retail business, apartments, office complex, food processing sector, manufacturing facilities, agriculture, warehouse, and electronic sectors. Mice and rats not only contaminate food but spread diseases. Increasing occurrences related to damage of electric wirings and walls in commercial and residential buildings are likely to fuel demand for pest control services in the coming years.

Global rodenticides market

Rodents take shelter under manmade structures such as warehouses to avoid temperature changes. They damage storage structures, stored products, and containers, which are anticipated to augment the use of the product in warehouses over the forecast period. The warehouse segment accounted for a global market share of 16.1% in 2016.

Increasing transmission of infectious diseases in urban areas is one of the major concerns worldwide. Growing urbanization has led to high demand for sanitation and hygiene. Rising awareness regarding high hygiene standards and surging rodent population are likely to drive demand for rodenticides in urban centers.

Regional Insights

Presence of a large number of manufacturers, coupled with high standards of hygiene, is likely to drive demand in North America over the forecast period. Renovation and modernization activities in the economy have resulted in displacement of various rats from old buildings, which then disperse into the city. These factors are likely to increase demand for rodenticides over the coming years. U.S. dominated the North America market in 2016 and the trend is projected to continue over the coming years.

Europe is a major market for rodenticides and accounted for a share of 31.1% in 2016. Rising rodent population in the region is expected to drive demand over the forecast period. The market is highly fragmented in nature with presence of over 6,000 pest control companies. Major reasons behind the rise in rodent population are deteriorating drains and garbage. However, government regulations regarding pest control methods due to possibility of secondary kill is likely to restrain industry growth.

Asia Pacific is a fragmented and competitive market due to presence of over 3,000 pest control companies. Unusual climatic conditions such as floods, heavy rainfall, and cyclones are major causes of rodent outbreak in the region. Moreover, availability of better than usual food supply in agriculture fields provides a better breeding ground for rodents, which, in turn, increases their number. Such factors are anticipated to drive demand for effective pest control measures over the forecast period.

Countries in South American, such as Brazil and Colombia, are affected by wide-scale losses in agricultural crops majorly destroyed by rodents. Rodents are responsible for damage to crops, reduction in food production, and transmitting diseases. Such factors are expected to drive the growth of the industry in the coming years. Central and South America grabbed a market share of 10.1% in 2016.

Rodenticides Market Share Insights

Key manufacturers are engaged in effective distribution networks, thus reducing the supply-demand gap. BASF; Bayer AG; Rentokil Initial PLC; Neogen Corporation; Bell Laboratories Inc.; Liphatech Inc.; and Impex Europa are some of the key players. EcoClear Products Inc. offers natural rodenticides that are non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.

Acquisitions and new product developments are key strategies being adopted by manufacturers in order to strengthen their position in the market. Companies are trying to develop new application-specific products in an attempt to increase their market scope. Extensive R&D for development of effective and high-quality products and technologies is also being undertaken by manufacturers.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                                  

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Germany, U.K., China, Japan, India, Brazil

Report coverage              

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of latest 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 rodenticides market report on the basis of product, mode of application, end use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Anticoagulant

    • Non-anticoagulant

  • Mode of Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Pellets

    • Block

    • Powder & Spray

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Agriculture

    • Pest control companies

    • Warehouses

    • Urban centers

    • Household

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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