COVID-19 – A Message From our CEO, John Patton

A message from the President of JAPCO Pest Control Ltd. on COVID-19

In light of the large number of North American government agencies that have acknowledged the Pest Control Industry as an Essential Service, JAPCO Pest Control Ltd. will continue to provide services to our clients in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The pest control industry is trained, tested and certified in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Technicians routinely employ the use respirators, eye protection, gloves, and clothing to conform with safety requirements established by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and Health Canada.  With Covid-19 on the mind of all Canadian citizens, and the world, we want to be sure we continue to serve the country in our battle with the diseases spread by pests.    

As an essential service industry, we will continue to service the nation’s food production facilities, grocery stores, medical institutions, multifamily housing units, warehouses, homes and businesses.  We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, groceries stores or homes uninhabitable due to pests and pest related diseases, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home.  There is not a segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest control program. 

We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, clients and vendors during these difficult times and continue to monitor Health Canada and the Centre for Disease Control websites on a daily basis for updates in procedures to maintain safe working conditions for everyone.

John Patton

President – JAPCO Pest Control Ltd.