- ChemTec Pest Control LLC, Lubbock, Texas (also earned QualityPro Food Safety service certification)
- Aruza Pest Control, Charlotte, N.C. (also earned GreenPro service certification)
- Suburban Exterminating, Smithtown, N.Y.
- Planet Orange of San Jose, Calif., earned GreenPro service certification.
QualityPro is administered by the Foundation for Professional Pest Management, an independent organization that has developed good business practices and standards since 2004. QualityPro sets the standards of excellence for professional pest management companies and their employees through education, training and certification. Over 500 companies in the pest management industry have been certified in the United States and Canada.
QualityPro Food Safety is an additional certification available to pest management companies that are QualityPro accredited. Through additional testing and training, companies can show their commitment to service in food plants and processing facilities, where special knowledge of the environment is required.
The GreenPro program recognizes QualityPro certified pest management companies that have proven their commitment to offering reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services. Less than 1 percent of companies in the United States earn the accreditation. The program standards are developed, reviewed and governed by an independent advisory committee comprised of environmental advocacy groups, state and federal government representatives, education experts and pest professionals.
QualityPro launched a new public health certification program last month. The QualityPro Public Health accreditation is designed to equip pest management companies with the resources they need to build science-based, effective and commercially viable services that control pests of public health significance, such as rodents and mosquitos.