Pest management and the use of pesticide are matters of great responsibility warranting careful consideration and strict awareness of safety in its application. As a profession, pest management often entails very complicated undertakings because the tools, laws and aspects of technology surrounding this activity are constantly changing.
The highly technical nature and the important role of pest management in our society demand that pest management professionals be well trained. We have an ongoing responsibility to maintain our competence through appropriate education and training on all aspects of professional pest management.
Perhaps, the most important bearing is the attention drawn to the safe use of pesticides in all aspects of a professional work. Our knowledge on this subject is constantly updated through our regular attendance at the NPMA Conventions held yearly in the US and the various Technical News Releases that are dispatched to us for our updates and for use at our regular monthly in-house training.
A pest management program put forth must have the full support of top level management to make it viable, effective and successful.
The three key factors in such an intensified program involve Sanitation (Deprivation), Exclusion (prevent pest entry) and Population Reduction (control and elimination).