Why a European Standard?

The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and its members have sponsored the development of a European standard (EN) for the pest management industry in collaboration with the European Standards Institute (CEN).

This European standard specifies the requirements, recommendations and basic competences under which pest management service companies must operate to meet the needs of their customers, be they private companies, public authorities or the general public.

As sponsors of the CEN project, CEPA and its members wish to ensure that the industry is recognized for a responsible approach to pest management in all countries of the European Union and EFTA.

The standard will create awareness for the value to society that the pest management industry represents through the maintenance of health and hygiene. The initiative will contribute to controlling unprofessional use and thus provide important support for products that are indispensable to protect the public, buildings and businesses but which are nevertheless under pressure from restriction or deregistration measures.

Finally, the introduction of a European standard and the dialogue it has fostered will enhance CEPA’s interaction with the European Institutions and all its other European stakeholders;