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Pest Control - Indian Consumer Report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Pest Control market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

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Pest-related diseases are on the rise

Climatic conditions and global warming are leading to a surge in pests, especially mosquitoes, which are driving the spread of disease. 68% of Indians face the issue of mosquitoes. Brands are creating awareness and linking pest issues with health issues. This is coupled with the government emphasising hygienic surroundings.

Offer 'safe' traditional pest control options

Innovate in non-chemical pest control methods which can be an extension of traditional methods. Cater to the needs of people who prefer non-chemical options to eliminate pests (23%). Extend offerings of basic formats (such as coil, spray etc) with advanced technology and safe claims to appeal to people.

Opportunity to explore formats and ingredients

Explore formats which can be formulated with natural ingredients to ensure safety. 25% of consumers look for natural/herbal ingredients in their pest control products, and 20% of Indians look for formats that are easy to carry. Merge air fresheners with scents that help to repel pests since 32% of Indians consider this important.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Rimpie Panjwani, a leading analyst in the Consumer sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Sprays, coils and electric formats are well known in India. However, in the last few years India has emerged as a market where players across categories have been quite vocal about dengue protection. Rimpie Panjwani
Senior Consumer Analyst

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Table of contents


    • [Graph] Global: Pest control launches by country, 2016-18
    • [Graph] India: Pest control, top 5 claims, 2016-18
    • [Graph] India: Reported pests, by species, August 2018
  2. key trends

    • Key drivers
    • [Graph] India: Dengue, malaria and chikungunya cases, 2015-17
    • Global trends and how they are playing out in India
  3. consumer insights

    • [Graph] India: "Which of the pest control products have you used to control each of the following in your home in the last 6 months? Select method and pest", August 2018
    • Rats/mice
    • [Graph] India: "Which of the pest control products have you used to control each of the following in your home in the last 6 months? Please select all that apply." - Rats/mice; select pest control methods
    • Cockroaches
    • Mosquitoes/flies
  4. market opportunities

    • Opportunities
    • Who's innovating
    • Global innovations
  5. appendix