NYC has had an influx of bedbugs throughout the five boroughs and it isn't going away anytime soon. Since we live in a city where everyone basically lives on top of each other, there is always going to be rodents within the streets and homes of New York's residents. Keeping rodents and pests out of homes and businesses is an ongoing feat, and a very lucrative business to be in.
To start an exterminating business, it would be a wise to make sure you have the credentials and necessary training to legally start this type of business. Since it involves mixing chemicals that can be hazardous, being knowledgeable of chemical mixtures for pesticides ensures safety for all.
Contact the agency in your borough and/or state that oversees pest control. The United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) enforces pesticide regulations at the federal level. Each state has this type of agency in their state of operations. You must find out the training requirements and certifications you may need to become an exterminator.
Find out from different pesticide companies their exterminating rates and become competitive. Get family and friends as clients and let them be your word of mouth. Make sure you have reliable transportation. It is recommended that you have a utility truck so you will be able to put all of your equipment in the back. It is recommended, not required. Make sure you have your exterminating tools such as; pesticide sprays, traps, powders, gels, etc., to help in combating uninvited guests.
Join the National Pest Management Association, Inc. (NPMA). You will receive valuable training materials, exterminating tips, business information and new legislative regulations regarding the use of pesticides. This will make life a little bit easier as a new exterminator. For more information regarding NPMA, please visit http://www.npmapestworld.org.
Market your business as with any business, give out business cards, obtain and distribute flyers, start a website marketing yourself and your business. Most of all, always obtain a respectful and reliable business as an exterminator. This will ensure repeat customers and a lucrative new home exterminating business. To obtain affordable business cards, flyers and websites, go to http://www.vistaprint.com.
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