We Hire Military VETERANS to Protect Health, Property and Food
The professional pest control industry deeply respects and honors US military service members, their spouses and veterans who have dedicated their time and service to our country.
Service members, military spouses and veterans have said that working in the pest control industry provides a smooth transition into civilian life, and has many parallels to serving in the military. They still protect and defend people like they did in the military, just in a different capacity as a pest control professional. The experiences these veterans had while serving gave them the skills, talents and professionalism highly desired by employers in the professional pest control industry.
Through veterans' hiring programs, the industry proudly employs military veterans from all branches of service, as their experiences have so capably prepared them for careers in professional pest control. We invite you to explore if a career in pest control is right for you and your family.
FOR ACTIVE US MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS
Opportunity: Pest Control Service Technician
NPMA is a SkillBridge Program Partner connected with NPMA member companies across the US that offer amazing opportunities for training and employment in this growing industry.
We recognize that your leadership skills qualify you for many roles within the industry. Connect with an NPMA member company to jumpstart your civilian career.
- Pest Control Service Technician Internship/Job Description
- 90-work day/18-week Training Plan
- Submit an interest form to get started
NPMA is an Approved SkillBridge Program Provider through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness of the U.S. Department of Defense.
FOR VETERANS and MILITARY SPOUSES
You belong in professional pest control:
- We are driven by a common purpose – to protect people, property, and public health.
- We value the leadership skills and resiliency that the military community brings to our workforce.
- We offer connections to supportive colleagues who are invested in your success through our diverse community groups including our PestVets Council that unite our personal passions with purpose.
NPMA employer companies provide:
- Paid on-the-job training, benefits, and flexibility.
- A local and national network providing support, community, and job transfer assistance.
- A career with many opportunities for professional and income advancement.
Military veterans in the pest control industry are supported and celebrated:
The National Pest Management Association’s PestVets Council is committed to engaging veterans in their successful transition to a productive and rewarding career in the pest control industry. PestVets provide civilian employment transition guidance, engage in service member community volunteerism and recognize military veterans for their industry contributions with the PestVets Veteran of the Year Award.
PestVet companies are committed to hiring, promoting and participating in acts of service for U.S. Military Veterans and active service members of the U.S. Military.
Careers in Action: ROUTE TECHNICIAN TO BRANCH MANAGER
Looking for his next move after serving in the military, Reggie joined Lloyd Pest Control as a Route Technician in 1996. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Area Supervisor and then Service Manager, before eventually being promoted to Branch Manager. Click to learn more about his story.
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Pride & Professionalism
Pest pros are everyday heroes. The work they do touches millions of lives every day. In fact, public health officials attribute the quality of life we enjoy today to three things: better sanitation, better pharmaceuticals and medicine, and better pest control. Pest control professionals are not only protecting most people’s largest investment — their property — but their health as well. Learn more about working in this great industry!