Make Sure Your Sydney Pest Control Company Has PestCert Accreditation
In Sydney, the field of pest control is open to two types of companies: those with PestCert accreditation, and those without. Current legislation allows anyone—even those businesses with only the most basic of qualifications—to become a part of the city’s pest control solution. While this is great in providing options for today’s savvy consumer, this same legislation doesn’t hold anyone up to much-needed quality standards. PestCert accreditation steps in where the legislation does not and helps ensure a focus on safety and quality.
Pest control is a field wherein public health and safety should always be primary factors. This is especially true considering the use of chemicals within residential and family dwellings.
Entire families, pets, communities, and the environment are at risk when pest control measures are not held to strict standards. Additionally, even the pests themselves can provide a public nuisance if they are not addressed professionally and effectively. For the protection of all, it is not enough for a company to simply claim experience; experience must be demonstrated on a consistent, long-term basis.
PestCert steps in to make up for the deficiencies of the existing policies regarding pest control in Sydney. As a not-for-profit accreditation program, PestCert was developed for the sole reason of making sure each pest control customer gets quality, professional care. It certifies only those companies that stay current in the field, especially regarding education, skills training, and customer service. Additionally, there is no underlying cost to the consumer for PestCert accreditation, and there are no ulterior motives in making sure that safety measures and a strict moral code are upheld.
As holders of PestCert accreditation, all organisations have a demonstrated history of knowledge and skills testing, a high level of public accountability, and continued education in the latest technology. This latter issue—that of staying abreast of current technologies (as well as possible deficiencies of old technologies)—is one of the most important ones facing pest management companies today.
While these alone are incentives enough to seek a pest control company with PestCert accreditation, there are also additional legal ramifications. PestCert steps in with legally binding conduct codes that certify safety and professionalism in all areas of pest control services. These codes include, but are not limited to, vehicle operation standards and equipment safety regulations.
All pest control consumers are strongly encouraged to make sure a company is PestCert certified before making any decisions. This can be done in three ways:
- Look for the PestCert logo on the company’s paperwork or website
- Call 07 3390 5228 to confirm the company’s accreditation status
- Check the PestCert website at www.pestcert.com.au
As a proud member of the PestCert accreditation program, Pink Pest Services strongly encourages all consumers to take an active approach to their pest management solutions. Located right here in Sydney, we truly believe that for the safety of everyone and the best services for your dollar, no company should ever be hired without it.