Virginia Pest Management Association
Code of Ethics
(Article XVI)

The membership shall observe the following Code of Ethics.

  • To uphold the standards of this Association.
  • To hold our industry in high esteem and strive to enhance its prestige.
  • To maintain high company standards of moral responsibility, character, and business integrity.
  • To practice fairness, frankness and honesty in all advertising and in all transactions with the general public.
  • To keep the needs of our clients always uppermost.
  • To know the accurate costs of all services performed and responsibilities assumed in the prevention, control, elimination or management of pests and demonstrate a determination to recoup those costs and to profit from the effort.
  • To render pest control services safely and efficiently in keeping with good practices, and to observe them in both letter and spirit.
  • To perfect our skills and business practices.
  • To cooperate with others in the interchange of knowledge and ideas for mutual benefit.
  • To respect the reputation and practice of other pest management operators but to expose to the Association, without hesitation, illegal or unethical conduct of other firms.

“The mission of the Virginia Pest Management Association is to promote ethical and environmentally responsible pest management practices among our members through education, coalition and professionalism to safely protect the general public.”