With more and more property being built daily in the United States, pests inhabit residential homes and businesses at an increasing rate. Some pest control statistics are important to know because they help individuals and businesses formulate a plan of attack.
At Florida Environmental, we have been providing pest control services for over 15 years.
In this article, we’ll reveal some of the most important pest control statistics that you should know.
Top 30 Pest Control Statistics and Infographic:
- Rodents consume 20% of the global food supply.
- Dangerous pests like mites, ticks, and fleas are carried by rodents. Therefore, if rodents are not controlled, they can spread numerous types of pests throughout the property. Moreover, they also carry diseases, which can be transmitted to animals and humans.
- The amount of food destroyed by rodents each year is enough to feed over 200 million people.
- Numerous deaths and fires have been caused in the United States and Florida specifically by rodents.
- Rodents harbor and spread more than 200 human pathogens.
- In the last one year, home owners who have been surveyed claim to have seen rodents in the
- 35% Kitchen
- 39% Garage
- 27% Basement
- 46% percent of homeowners said if they see a rodent in their home they would be most concerned that there might be more rodents yet to be seen. And considering mice are able to produce as many as 12 babies every three weeks, these concerns are justified
- Roaches, stink bugs, ants, rats and mice are the most common pests in the White House, according to NBC Washington reporters who obtained a white House pest control order.
- Baltimore is the most bedbug-infested city in the U.S., followed by Washington, D.C., Chicago, LosAngeles and Columbus, Ohio.
- Brown marmorated stink bugs are native to China, Japan, and Korea but have been damaging crops in the eastern U.S. since the mid-1990s. In just one year, brown marmorated stink bugs caused $37 million in damage to
crops. These bugs are a nuisance to people because they tend to swarm in large numbers and are attracted to indoor areas.
- 50% of pest control companies confirm they deal with bedbugs infestations in the summer than in the winter.
- 56% of homeowners report having had a problem with ants within the past year.
- Termites cause $5 billion in property damage every year.
- Termites Infest approximately 600,000 homes in the United States.
- Termites are responsible for $30 billion in damage to crops and infrastructure annually.
- Pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas can transmit dangerous diseases such as West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, plague and malaria.
- New Orleans is the most cockroach-infested city in the U.S.
- Spotted lanternflies are an invasive species in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and northern parts of Virginia. Spotted lanternflies aren’t dangerous to people, but infestations can cause honeydew secretions at the base of trees, which blacken the surrounding soil with fungal mats.
- Chicago is the most rat-infested city in the U.S., followed by Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.
- The United States pest control industry has grown by 2.8% in the last five years. More than 27,000 pest control businesses are currently in operation, and the industry is projected to generate $17.4 billion in revenue by 2023, according to Statistica.
- Average Americans spend $575 per year on transactions.
- Around six or seven people die from spider bites in the U.S.
each year. For comparison, bees and wasps are responsible for 50 to 60 human fatalities per year.
- Mosquitos are responsible for close to 800,000 deaths each year, making them more dangerous than predators like sharks, alligators, and snakes combined
- The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology stated that five hundred thousand people are annually admitted to hospitals from insect stings and bites. Moreover, insect stings also cause around 90 deaths each year.
- More than 40,000 people fall victim to rat bites each year leading to diseases such as leptospirosis, trichinosis, the plague, salmonella and rat bite fever.
- If AZ pest control practices did not exist, farmers would have not been able to deal with growing issues of pests on farms, as they tend to eat up 50% of the crop.
- Without AZ pest control, health/food regulations and food sanitation becomes a huge problem.
- 7-8% of the American population is sensitive to allergens that cockroaches have. Recent study conducted by the AAFA showed that roach allergen was one of the primary reasons of growing asthma in children in the US. Moreover, numerous bacterial cells and pathogens are found on roaches.
- 95 percent of pest control professionals report treating apartments and condominiums for bed bugs.
- Florida Bufo Toads which are dangerous to pets are invasive and started in 1955 when a pet dealer accidentally released about 100 toads at an airport.
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