In late 2014, members of the National Pest Management Association approached NPMA leadership regarding the creation of a Veteran's Group in which returning veterans are provided resources about the opportunities available to them in the pest management industry. 

During its organizational meeting, PestVets identified four primary goals:

  1. Create Veteran Awareness of Opportunities in the Pest Management Industry
  2. Provide Guidance to Assist Vets with Transitioning 
  3. Offer Educational Opportunities 
  4. Develop an Employment Portal for Returning Vets