The Virginia Pest Management Association, a non-profit organization with more than 225 member companies, was established in 1948 to support the Virginia pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. VPMA is dedicated to raising the standard on continuing education for pest management professionals. These following education programs directly increase the technical knowledge of the pest management professionals that service your home and property. VPMA also strives to connect homeowners and businesses with quality pest management companies and to provide timely and accurate information on pests and their potential to affect your health and property.
VPMA can help consumers throughout Virginia find reputable, quality, pest management firms to handle every pest situation, from household pests like ants, mice and cockroaches, to outdoor nuisance pests like squirrels and snakes, to wood-destroying insects like termites and powder post beetles that can cause thousands of dollars of damage.
To find a pest management professional in your area, view a searchable list of companies in your area.
When buying a home or property, mortgage companies or lenders typically require that an inspection be performed to determine the presence of wood destroying insects (WDI). This inspection is often referred to as a termite inspection or a WDI Inspection. In the state of Virginia, there are no regulatory licensing or training requirements needed to perform a termite inspection.
In 2000, VPMA created a voluntary certification program for wood-destroying insect inspectors in Virginia. To raise standards on these inspections done for real estate transfers, VPMA created a voluntary certification program that provides intensive classroom training. Participants must pass a written exam to become certified; and are required to attend training to re-certify every two years. To find a VPMA Certified WDI Inspector, use our searchable list of inspectors in your area.
This patch indicates that your inspector is a VPMA Certified WDI Insepctor.
Looking for a highly trained, experienced Pest Management Professional? The VPMA Master Technician designation is bestowed upon Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) who have completed intensive training on a series of species specific pest groups. The VPMA Master Technician series currently features seven major pest groups - Ants, Bed bugs, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Rodents and Flies. Once a PMP has mastered at least four pest groups they are designated a VPMA Master Technician. Most of our Master Technican's do not stop with just four pest groups, opting to complete the in-depth, science based training for all seven pest groups. The course involves intensive pest identification using state-of-the-art microscopes, the biology of each species and current treatment protocol is covered, normally in a hands-on learning environment. If you are looking to hire a PMP that has earned their VPMA Master Technician Designation, see the list below (provided alphabetically by company).
VPMA Master Technician Listing By Company
1st Choice Pest Control
PO Box 6798, Chesapeake, VA 23323
1st Defense Pest
PO Box 433, Powhatan, VA 23139
Accel Pest and Termite Control LLC
544 Central Drive, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Allstates Termite Control Co., Inc.
PO Box 3533, Alexandria, VA 22302
Alpha Pest Management
13617 Langtree Ln., Woodbridge, VA 22193
Best Exterminating Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 475, Front Royal, VA 22630
Best Exterminating Service, Inc.
25 Dungadin Road, Front Royal, VA 22630-9727
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management, LLC
5139 Stanley Lane, Roanoke, VA 24018
Bug Off Pest Services
10518 Old Telegraph Rd., Ashland, VA 23005
516 Melinda Place, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
P.O. Box 13115, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Commonwealth Exterminating Company
711 Gum Rock Ct., Ste. 5, Newport News, VA 23606
Connor's Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
5408 Port Royal Rd., (A)Springfield, VA 22151
Dodson Bros. Exterminating Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 10249, Lynchburg, VA 24506
E&R Exterminating Co.
15234 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608
Eagle Pest Elimination
P.O. Box 221691, Chantilly, VA 20153
Jay Sinclair, Jr.
Environmental Services, Inc.
414 Amelon Rd., Madison Heights, VA 24572
Epling's Pest Control
PO Box 792, White Marsh, VA 23183
Kenny Epling, Jr.
Exterminating Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 1565, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Federal Exterminating Service
1509 Compton St., NE, Roanoke, VA 24012
Four Seasons Pest Control
P.O. Box 10489, Danvillle, VA 24543
John Adkins, II
Henrico Co. Public Schools-Dept of Const. & Maint.
406 Gabbs House Rd., Richmond, VA 23223
Ike's Pest Services, LLC
6058 Roland Smith Dr., Gloucester, VA 23061
Integrity Pest Solutions
PO Box 4214, Chester, VA 23831
Lenegar's Pest & Moisture Services
PO Box 614, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Mck Mihalcoe, Jr.
Lone Pine Exterminating Co.
P.O. Box 1444, Coeburn, VA 24230
Joshua W. Anderson
Mares Exterminating Co.
891 Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662
Dennis "Bud" Menser
Mark's Pest Control
P.O. Box 464, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Maximum Environmental Services
PO Box 7622, Norfolk, VA 23509
Hilary 'Buz' Jones III
Metropolitan Pest Control Company
6256 Meadows Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Moxie Pest Control, LLC
14301 Sullyfield Circle, Ste. G, Chantilly, VA 20151
ProTech Pest Control of Virginia
7426 Alban Station Blvd. #B216, Springfield, VA 22150
Reliance Pest & Termite Inc.
644 Prosperity Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320
RichPro Pest Management, Inc.
P.O. Box 9497, Richmond, VA 23228
Specialty Exterminating Co.
P.O. Box 479, Madison Heights, VA 24572
Calvin Kennon, Jr.
Specialty Exterminating Co.
410 E. Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901
Suffolk Pest Control
3508 Robs Dr., Suite C, Suffolk, VA 23434
Summit Environmental Solutions
PO Box 130, Stafford, VA 22555-0130
Superior Exterminating Co.
2336 Peters Creek Rd., NW, Roanoke, VA 24017
U.S. Termite & Moisture Control
131 Hanbury Rd.West, Suite A, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Virginia Pest Control Services, Inc.
7101 Rodophil Rd., Richmond, VA 23237
Ward Pest Control, Inc.
400 N. Washington St., Ste. 101, Falls Church, VA 22046
Juan Jose Romero
Weston Exterminating, Inc.
1333 Harpers Rd., #101, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Whitman Exterminating Co.
601 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley, WV 25801
In addition to matching consumers up with quality pest management firms, VPMA is proud to provide a mediation service to resolve grievances between consumers and pest management companies, whether they are a member firm or not. If you have not been able to resolve a dispute with your pest management company, consider using VPMA's grievance procedure. The grievance procedure is a voluntary, non-binding mediation service provided free of charge by VPMA.
For more information on beginning a grievance procedure, please click here.