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