Environmental Stewards

Going Green

John Muir once said, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Also, for every action taken, there is a reaction. These are an important principles to consider in the pest control industry. It’s crucial for pest management technicians to consider the potential effect of their actions on the environment. That’s why all of our technicians are required to consider the ramifications of their pest management services. We try to use a green solution first and foremost.

Alpine Pest owner, Glenn Bissell, was one of the first graduates of Sacramento State College’s biology program that emphasized ecology. He has a community college teaching credential for the field of ecology in addition to biological sciences.

Oregon Pest Control Association’s Environmental Stewardship Principles

As members of the Oregon Pest Control Association (OPCA), we put people first. The very nature of our business is to alter the environment to protect the health, welfare and well being of our customers and the community. That is why we pledge our commitment to the following environmental statement.

As members of the OPCA, we pledge:

  • To openly and honestly answer questions from our customers regarding our procedures and materials.
  • To choose products or methods which provide the maximum benefit with the least environmental impact.
  • To use education along with environmental modifications as an alternative to the application of pesticides.
  • To take a proactive role in environmental health and safety issues as they pertain to pest management.
  • To maintain an open dialog with the communities in which we work to foster a greater understanding of our mutual challenges and commitments.
  • To protect our renewable and non-renewable resources through recycling and responsible waste management.