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EcoWise Certification: What It Means. Why It Matters.

When you have a pest problem, what do you need to know about certification and why should you care?

California laws require that Pest Control companies continue to earn CEUs (continuing education units) to claim IPM status. ATCO has chosen to become EcoWise certified to not only meet but exceed the California standards for Pest Control.

Certification of any kind means an independent, third-party organization has looked carefully at our practices and our practitioners. In this case, we have invited EcoWise, a program tailored specifically for California and the Bay Area, to come into our office and inspect our policies and records of work with clients. They have followed us into the field and observed us in action, on the job.

As a result, ATCO has been awarded two certifications: EcoWise Provider and EcoWise Practitioner. These specify that, both as a business and as individual technicians—in policy and in the field, we know our business and serve our clients with best practices for them and for the environment. They determine that we properly understand and apply IPM (Integrated Pest Management) tactics. They determine that our technicians employ a variety of common sense techniques to control pests effectively, minimizing the need to use pesticides.

Currently, ATCO is the only company in Marin and Sonoma to receive these certifications. Seven of our technicians have received EcoWise Certification as a Practitioner and more are scheduled to be tested in the near future.

Why does this matter?

  • First of all, of course, you want to be rid of your pests. Choosing ATCO, you can trust that our practices are effective.
  • Secondly, you want your family and your pets to be safe. Our judicious use of pesticides means your home, and you and your loved ones are not at risk. Pests are denied food, water, shelter and access to your home or facility, providing lasting control without harmful chemicals.
  • Thirdly, you care about the environment, and you can be confident that we are always mindful of the impact any treatment may have. Our EcoWise certification says you can depend on that.

Trust ATCO. Diamond Certified and EcoWise Certified.