The Utah Pest Management Association is the first industry association dedicated exclusively to the growth and development of Utah’s pest management industry.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce the formation of the Utah Pest Management Association (UPMA), the state’s first association dedicated exclusively to supporting Utah’s pest management professionals (PMPs) through training, education, professional development, public policy advocacy, and market growth.
“Utah’s pest management industry is comprised of 1,466 companies employing 5,873 registered technicians and countless support staff. Utah’s pest management industry plays a vital role in safeguarding public health, and protecting Utah’s businesses, while also generating jobs and bolstering our overall economy,” said Andrew Richardson, CEO of Edge Pest Control and president of UPMA. “The formation of UPMA will ensure that PMPs throughout our great state have access to world-class leadership and premier training resources that will help our industry operate with unmatched professionalism and unrivaled service.”
As part of the state association’s mission, UPMA will provide local and regional PMPs with the tools needed to effectively grow their business, comply with state and federal regulations, and keep up-to-date with the latest integrated pest management practices. The association’s public policy advocacy will ensure that state and federal legislators understand the concerns and issues for Utah’s PMPs.
“UPMA’s establishment represents a commitment from Utah’s pest management industry to join a growing number of states throughout the country that are dedicated to professionalism and the protection of public health, food and property,” said Dominique Stumpf, CEO of NPMA. “As a joint state partner, members of UPMA are granted access to NPMA’s premier industry leaders, training, business development courses and many other resources.”
For more information about UPMA, please visit www.utahpest.org.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.