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Home and Garden Pesticides Market

Home and Garden Pesticides Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Fumigants), By Applications (Garden, Household) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRCP54820DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 4.8%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 8082.5 Million
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 12171.3 Million
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
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Market Overview

The global home and garden pesticides market size was valued at USD 8082.5 million in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 12171.3 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period (2023–2031).

Home and garden pesticides are substances designed to control insects and vegetation. Herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides are all types of pesticides. Most, or around 80% of all pesticides, are herbicides. Most pesticides are intended to be crop protection products, or plant protection chemicals, which shield plants from pests, including weeds, fungi, and insects. Three well-known pesticide families include carbamates, organochlorines, and organophosphates.

Pesticides are used in the home and garden to eliminate potentially dangerous bugs. For instance, they are used to eradicate mosquitoes that may transmit diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and the West Nile virus, all of which have a high mortality rate. They can also be used to eliminate ants, bees, and wasps that could cause allergic reactions. Pesticides can shield people from diseases brought on by moldy or poor food.


  • Herbicides dominate the type segment
  • Garden dominates the application segment
  • North America is the highest shareholder in the global market

Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

Growing Inclination Toward Landscaping and Indulgence in Gardening Activities

Consumers are embracing larger and more varied vegetation in their lawns and gardens, necessitating home and garden pesticides to maintain healthy growth. The increasing size of neighborhoods in single-family households in the U.S. is creating the foremost opportunity for landscaping, driving the demand for home and garden pesticides in the U.S. markets. The expansion of this sector is also supported by the rise in the popularity of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) gardening activities.

A record number of young people are taking up gardening as a hobby, which is particularly popular among Americans and Europeans. This is also anticipated to be one of the major reasons fueling the home market and garden pesticides over the forecast period. Current trends, including organic gardening, kitchen gardening, urban farming, and small-space gardening, support the growth of the home and garden pesticides market. The growing urban gardening trend will likely support the home and garden pesticides market over the forecast period.

Robust Growth of the Construction Industry

Robust growth in construction activities and increased investment in developing urban green spaces are boosting the home and garden pesticides market's growth. Rebounding construction markets and continued infrastructure expansion in industrialized areas drive the demand for various pesticides, including fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and fumigants used in landscaping activities at newly constructed buildings.

Ground covers, planting materials, and hardscaping are activities expected to drive the demand for home and garden pesticides. In a broader sense, ground covers contain material that helps prevent rain from eroding the soil and protects it from weeds. The growing demand for grass, various types of paving, shrubs, vertical gardens in restaurants and hotels, and planting materials for ground-covering purposes will likely support this market's growth over the forecast period.

Market Restraint

Environmental and Health Hazards Associated with Pesticides

Regardless of their usefulness, pesticides could cause potential risks to food safety, the environment, and all the surrounding living beings, including humans. Excessive use of pesticides by gardening enthusiasts and farmers in agriculture to increase crop yield harms the environment and human health. Frequent pesticide use can also cause soil, water, and air pollution. Pesticides can affect the aquatic ecosystem and be found in surface water bodies in agricultural catchments throughout the growing season due to their frequent, preventative application.

Even though various pesticides are manufactured through strict regulation procedures to function with minimal impact and reasonable certainty on human health and the environment, grave concerns have been raised regarding the health risks resulting from occupational exposure to pesticides that remain in food and drinking water. Growing concerns regarding the environmental influence of the frequent use of pesticides have hindered their acceptance and growth, thereby restraining market growth.

Market Opportunities

Demand for Eco-Friendly Products

Technological advancements are changing the adoption and acceptance of home & garden pesticides, which is expected to have a profound implication on the future of this market. Relatively low-cost and eco-friendly products are projected to offer immense growth opportunities to the market players soon. For instance, organic fungicides are proving to be a safer alternative to synthetic fungicides in certain cases, which widens the scope for this market's growth.

Consumers are pushing companies to change their product offerings to reduce the use of ingredients harmful to the environment and human health. Furthermore, several market players are taking the initiative to make product adjustments. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the products they purchase and pay attention to where they are sourced from and whether they harm the environment. In addition, a growing number of shoppers are beginning to use technology to aid in their purchasing decisions; therefore, demand for organic products has significantly increased in the home and garden pesticides market.

Regional Analysis

Based on region, the global home and garden pesticides market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Central and South America, and the Middle East and Africa.

North America Dominates the Global Market

North America is the most significant global home and garden pesticide market shareholder and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period. In the U.S. and Canada, tending a kitchen garden is a key trend, where homeowners produce fresh vegetables for their needs. According to Farm and Dairy, an increasing number of Americans are growing their food at home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013. This, in turn, boosted the usage of pesticides and subsequently boosted the market's growth. Garden owners frequently take up gardening as a hobby, and their focus on developing various skills drives the demand for the requisite tools and consumables.

Additionally, homeowners have started using vacant gardening areas to improve their physical and mental wellness. There has also been a steady increase in demand for disinfecting indoors using insecticides because of the Zika virus, causing some consumers to worry more about pest-borne diseases, fueling demand for insect repellents. The Americas area reported 31,587 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of ZIKV sickness in 2018. These factors fuel market expansion.

Europe is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period. In Europe, gardening practices have shown sluggish growth in the western provinces due to bad weather and economic crisis. In contrast, the Nordic and eastern regions offer new pockets for investments, with Romania being the fastest-growing market. These facts were presented during "Myplant & Garden," an international B2B trade fair for horticulture, landscape, and garden in Milan, Italy, in 2018. With Eastern Europe offering numerous unexplored avenues for gardening, the growth of auxiliary markets, like the pesticide market, is sure to follow.

Additionally, numerous printed materials and television shows like "Grow, Cook, Eat" inspire more and more people to start gardening or to keep houseplants. A large number of Europeans are interested in growing various herbs and flowers that are situated for indoor as well as outdoor planting. This has driven the need for various pesticides to tend to the plants, subsequently driving the market expansion.

The Asia-Pacific market is predicted to grow significantly over the forecast period. Big cities across Asia have come to rely on high-rise apartments to house growing populations. Previously, towers were built as high as possible to maximize the number of available apartments. Today's high-rise homes, however, are built by taking a more people-centric approach to their design. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council lists safety, comfort, vibrancy, and walkability as important elements in promoting involvement. For instance, thanks to Sydney's Parramatta riverfront's rejuvenation, inhabitants of brand-new apartments can mingle in various settings, such as gardens, parks, boardwalks, bicycle lanes, and terraced marketplaces.

Developers in Hong Kong, a metropolis with a severe lack of available space, attempt to add a human touch to high-rise living by providing tranquil green spaces that starkly contrast with the city's crowds. For instance, the Pavilla Hill complex incorporated the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi to create gardens among the concrete towers where people can relax. This is expected to drive the growth of the pesticides market in the region.

Argentine ants are an invasive species prevalent across Central and South America. The species is originally native to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and southern Brazil. The infestation of these ants is extremely common, as are the trails of ants, often traveling up buildings, trees, and into homes. The trails are often wide and noticeable. These ants crawl over trash, sewage, and dead animals while looking for food. They can contaminate food and be carriers of disease-causing bacteria, which could lead to conditions like dysentery. Therefore, pesticides to combat ant infestation are gaining prominence in the region.

In the Middle East and Africa, the demand is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that despite its best efforts throughout 2020 to control the scourge of desert locusts, swarms of these crop-eating insects now pose an even greater threat to agricultural and pastoral livelihoods and the food security of millions of people from the Horn of Africa to Yemen. The swarms have affected unknown amounts of harvests in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Somalia. These infestations are extremely harmful to household plants and gardens, so the demand for effective pesticides has been high.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type
  1. Herbicides
  2. Insecticides
  3. Fungicides
  4. Fumigants
By Applications
  1. Garden
  2. Household
Company Profiles Central Garden & Pet Company Bayer AG The Scotts Company LLC S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc. Syngenta; Organic Laboratories, Inc. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC BASF SE Willert Home Products
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global home and garden pesticides market is segmented by type and application.

Based on type, the global home and garden pesticides market is bifurcated into herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and fumigants. 

The herbicides segment dominates the global market and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period. Herbicides kill unwanted plants, similar to how pesticides kill pests. Most often, herbicides are used to kill weeds or to clear an area of brush. Herbicides may be either synthetic or organic. There are several types of herbicides available to homeowners. Herbicides can kill specific plants like weeds or any plant they come into contact with. In addition, several weed and grass killers sold under the Roundup brand include the active chemical glyphosate. Glyphosate-based herbicides control weed growth in various environments outside of agriculture, including removing harmful and unsightly weeds from lawns, gardens, patios, driveways, etc. Broad-spectrum herbicides make No distinction between grass, weeds, and garden plants. As per claims, several popular broad-spectrum herbicides contain glyphosate, which has been banned in some areas because of its carcinogenic outcomes.

The demand for fungicides has increased due to the popularity of home gardening. For instance, according to the National Gardening Association, 35% of households in the U.S. cultivate food at home or in a community garden, accounting for two million families in the U.S. Moreover, an increase in technological advancements in farming techniques and practices, coupled with changing climatic conditions that favor the occurrence of diseases, has contributed to the adoption of fungicides. This has led to an increased demand for fungicides to kill or inhibit the growth of harmful fungi.

Furthermore, numerous home and garden pesticide brands are adopting different strategies, such as product innovation, new product launches, developments, partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, to retain their position in the market. For instance, in July 2019, BASF introduced new fungicides named Navicon and Maxima for turf. These fungicides contain new Revysol active ingredients and provide broad-spectrum control on diseases such as spring dead spot, dollar spot, and anthracnose. These product launches enabled BASF to enhance its presence in the market.

Based on application, the global home and garden pesticides market is segmented into garden and household. 

The garden segment owns the highest market share and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period. Massive properties devoted to lawns and turfs in public spaces, commercial yards, hotels, and golf courses require a visually appealing look. Consumers' growing inclination for greener neighborhoods and rising participation in green activities have driven the inclusion of lawns and plants in commercial spaces, thereby driving the demand for pesticides.

Additionally, the growing popularity of community gardens or urban gardening is projected to offer growth avenues in commercial settings over the forecast period. According to the New York Times, on June 1, 2021, Shanghai added 55 parks last year, totaling 406. One of the world's largest metropolis has announced plans to build nearly 600 more parks in the city in the next five years. Such development efforts bode well for the garden pesticides market. Restaurants and small food joints such as outdoor cafes are significant spots for social gatherings and potential arenas for plant decorations. This also creates opportunities for market growth.

Consumers' growing interest in indoor and outdoor gardening has contributed to a rise in the use of pesticides in the home. The growing interest in outdoor seating is one of the major factors supporting the demand for pesticides. Moreover, outdoor kitchens are trending, with consumers striving to create a natural ambiance or space. According to HomeAdvisor research, millennials spend a considerable amount on home improvement projects every year compared to other age groups. Similarly, many consumers spend a lot on remodeling home interiors, including adding greenery inside and outside the house. This is driving the demand for home and garden pesticides.

Market Size By Type

Recent Developments

  • June 2023- India Pesticides effectively commissioned Herbicide Technical at the Sandila Plant, which will be used exclusively for export markets. The company introduced an additional selective systemic herbicide for pre- or early post-emergence control of grass and certain broad-leaved vegetation. Primarily, this herbicide is used on corn, legumes, tomatoes, potatoes, sunflowers, wheat, and rice.
  • March 2023- Dharmaj Crop Guard announced the launch of two new products, a herbicide, and an insecticide, under the brand names Dastan and Dharmaar, on the domestic market. Both items were introduced to domestic markets on March 1.

Top Key Players

Central Garden & Pet Company Bayer AG The Scotts Company LLC S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc. Syngenta; Organic Laboratories, Inc. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC BASF SE Willert Home Products Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the home and garden pesticides market?
The market size is growing at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2023 to 2031.
North America has the largest share of this market.
Growing inclination toward landscaping and indulgence in gardening activities is the key driver for the growth of this market.
The key players in this market are Central Garden & Pet Company; Bayer AG; The Scotts Company LLC; S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc.; Syngenta; Organic Laboratories, Inc.
The market size are projected to reach USD 12171.3 million by 2031.

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