Home and Garden Pesticides in the US by Product and Application, 5th Edition

Popularity of Gardening, Prevalence of Insect-Borne Diseases Drive Growth

Home & Garden Pesticides

Gains will be fueled by the continued popularity of gardening, lawn care, and other home maintenance hobbies. Additionally, continued fears of diseases such as Lyme, West Nile, and Zika will support growth in demand for insect controls and insect repellents.

Key Findings in the Home & Garden Pesticides Study:

Emphasis on Convenience, Ease-of-Use to Increase Market Size

Because the use of pesticides in house, lawn, and garden applications can be intimidating, suppliers are constantly trying to expand the size of the market by promoting products that are easy to use for consumers of all experience levels. Emphasis on convenient products such as liquids in spray bottles or in containers that can be attached to a hose will encourage new gardeners to do their own pesticide applications, rather than rely on professional services.

Potential Health Impacts Will Drive Improvements in Formulations and Packaging

Potential users of home and garden pesticides often have significant concerns about the impact of these products on household health, particularly for children and pets. These concerns will continue to prompt suppliers to develop products with safer active ingredients, or that require lower active ingredient loadings. Pesticide suppliers are also increasingly rely on safer formulations that limit exposure risks to users by minimizing the amount of handling necessary. Safer packaging – such as child-proof caps and closures and bait stations with child- and pet-resistant exteriors – will also serve to allay consumer concerns while supporting growth in dollar terms, as consumers are often willing to pay more for improved safety in formulations and packaging.

Environmental Factors Still Key in Home and Garden Pesticide Industry

Public concerns about the environmental impacts of pesticides – on nontarget species, water quality, and air quality – will promote efforts to introduce less environmentally hazardous formulations, including those with lower active ingredient loadings or with safer ingredients. Biopesticides and organic products are expected to increase their share of the market, particularly as the eco-conscious Millennial generation becomes more involved in home and garden pesticide use; however, these products will continue to represent a relatively small niche of the overall market. Improved consumer education about proper pesticide use will also serve to address environmental issues such as growing herbicide resistance in weed populations due to herbicide overapplication.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other) and application (house, lawn, and garden). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Central Garden & Pet, DowDuPont, SC Johnson, Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Spectrum Brands, Woodstream, and Zep.

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