Memberships & Partnerships
NPMA — The National Pest Management Association
NPMA, a nonprofit organization with more than 5,500 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. NPMA supports members in being professional, knowledgeable, and profitable through education, industry leadership, public policy advocacy, and growth of the market.
NWCOA — National Wildlife Control Operators Association
NWCOA is organized exclusively as a mutual benefit nonprofit trade association to assist persons or organizations providing commercial wildlife damage management and control activities. NWCOA is active in training, educating and promoting competence, service and integrity to the members of the wildlife damage management industry.
VETFRAN — Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative
Founded in 1991, VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the IFAFoundation. The mission of VetFran is two-fold:
- To educate both veterans and franchisors about the unique match between the skills and aptitude of entrepreneurial veterans and the demands and opportunities of being a franchisee. Our research and experience have shown that veterans make great franchisees and that the business model is a gateway to small business ownership, prosperity and success for our nation’s heroes.
- The second aim is to facilitate the transition of veterans into franchising by encouraging franchisors to offer discounts and incentives to veterans on the one hand, and to assemble resources, tools and a database of franchising opportunities for veterans on the other.
IFA — INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
Critter Control is a member of the International Franchise Association. The IFA provides information to all members on franchise development, national and state policies, international expansion, financial management, franchisor and franchisee relations and many other topics important to the industry. As a Critter Control franchisee, you can become a member of the IFA at no additional cost to you. As a member, you also have the opportunity to participate in interest groups on the IFA website. Membership also gives you the opportunity to keep up on events such as the Franchise Business Network meetings that meet in more than 30 cities around the country, where you can meet with other franchisees from different franchise systems. Your opportunity for education and interaction with other franchisees and franchisors outside of your industry will offer you fresh ideas and insight on how to run your business.