PCO Environmental Achievement Group exemplifies innovation and leadership in the pest control industry. In a world where the human footprint is significant it is important that there are professionals who have shown innovation and leadership that has redefined pest control. We are committed to setting new standards, demonstrating industry leaders as examples and encouraging the greater industry in their conscientious stewardship in providing pest control in the context of the environment.
The Pest Control Industry
The pest control profession has been shown to be important in extending and enhancing human health and wellbeing. It is the nature of life that we compete with other organisms for food and shelter as well as the fact that some pests actually bite, sting or infect people. And pest control is a substantial factor in maintaining a healthy standard of living.
At the same time, while we have progressed toward a better control of our environment—in our homes, workplaces and elsewhere—we have realized that it is imperative that humanity is also dependent on the greater environment. This is the planet that sustains us and our practices have to keep this in mind. Best pest control practices have to be sustainable in the largest context possible.
Knowing this, aware professional pest control operators have realized that pest organisms are “pests” only in their relationship to us if and when they encroach on our personal environment. And that basically all organisms are otherwise part of the greater ecosystem and need to be protected in order to sustain the very environment that nurtures us. So pest control measures in their highest form is aware and conscientious of both human health and the environment, it knows when a pest organism is a threat to human health and/or wellbeing and knows when insects and other organisms are a beneficial part of the planet. And, so, these professionals act accordingly.
Exemplary Leadership for a Sustainable World
A growing number of pest control professionals have modified their business practices to be influenced by greater values. In particular, certain PCO’s have opened their operations to the scrutiny of outside, third-party agencies and organizations to the point where they have been shown as exemplary in such efforts. These are the pest control operators who constitute the foundation of the Pest Control Operators Environmental Achievement Group. Additionally, those PCO’s who have adopted high standards of environmental stewardship and are working toward recognition are among our ranks.
We invite the public to understand the trust that these companies have earned, and we invite fellow pest control operators to enjoin us in establishing and maintaining a high standard in environmentally conscious, and therefore, sustainable, pest control.