Pest Inspection in PA

I was just recently certified as a home inspector through this association. I am finding that many inspectors already doing the business in my area also do Radon and Pest inspections. I found the course on Radon, at least I think I did, but I did not find one that would certify me for the pest inspection part as well. A lot of the inspectors around here (western PA) perform the home inspection, Radon test, and pest inspection. I don’t want to be selling myself short and want to be able to offer all these services. Where can I find the certification/classes I need to take to be able to perform the pest inspection portion? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt

I’m not for sure on PA law, but someone will be along shortly to help you.

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Welcome to our forum, Mattew!…Enjoy, the water is warm, most of the time! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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I’m not perfectly sure, but it looks like you need a technician’s certification to employ the NMPA 33 form lenders/banks will require.
This site does not specify that, only if you are applying pesticides.
I’ll bet you need the state cert though.
Call them & see if you can get a definitive answer.

Here’s the INachi cert program

State Lic Termite Operator #2446 :cowboy_hat_face:

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Marc

Thank you for the information. I will be calling them tomorrow and working through this course this weekend. Thank you for the quick response.

Matt

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Hello Matthew I am a licensed home inspector in New Jersey, I also carry a radon and exterminator license. Unfortunately it is a fact that many New Jersey and Pennsylvania home inspectors charge for exterminator services and they are not licensed, this is actually fraud as the bank or mortgage company is depending on a licensed exterminator trained in the field to let them know that there is no wood destroying insects on site. I come across this all the time or they will fail the house just to cover their butts and pass the inspection off to a licensed exterminator. Get in touch with your state DEP and get your license through them. You don’t wanna have a fraud lawsuit on your hands for selling a service your not licensed for. Good luck in the inspection business.

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