A European Standard For Pest Management Services
  Key Words  
  Pest management service, industry standards, pest managers.
  Roland Higgins
  The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and its members are sponsoring the development of a European standard for the pest management industry. This would be in collaboration with the European Standards Institute and the National Standards Institutes of the 28 member states of the European Union as well as Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. This European standard would specify the requirements, recommendations and basic competences under which pest management servicing companies must operate to meet the needs of their customers. This would include private companies, public authorities or the general public. All European national associations who are members of CEPA would require their member organisations to uphold this standard once it is in place. The objectives of the presentation are to review the need for professional standards, what these standards would cover in terms of service, and the steps necessary to initiate them.