Pest Control Operators of California

We are a member of the Pest Control Operators of California Association.

Pest Control Operators of California is a non-profit trade association that has served the business and educational needs of pest control operators for over 60 years.

PCOC has a claim to uniqueness. The forerunner of the current non-profit trade association was initiated by members of private enterprise in hope that the state government could be persuaded to enact stringent regulatory legislation.

Over sixty years ago, in an unregulated industry, many a consumer was being bilked by itinerant pest control imposters. So in 1932 some 25 reputable operators with businesses in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas banded together to found an organization which, by strength of unified action, might improve industry standards and eliminate unscrupulous practices.

Membership now numbers over 1,100 which gives PCOC the strongest association membership in the western United States. In fact, PCOC members account for about 80 percent of the state’s total volume of pest control business. Thanks to programs for insurance, continuing education, credit union, and legislative and regulatory representation PCOC members have a definite edge over non-members.

PCOC’s prime objective continues to be a constant upgrading of pest control endeavor. The association is also broadly involved in educational and training programs at both the consumer and trade levels. Management is by an executive committee composed of state officers elected annually. They are President, President-elect, Treasurer, Second Vice-President, Third Vice-President, Affiliate Representative, and Secretary. All serve without compensation. The Executive Committee reports to a Board of Directors comprised of elected representatives from each of the districts of the state.