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If anyone wants to spray pesticides on your property or in your house, have them sign the affirmation below. If any pest control companies are spraying pesticides in schools, require the school to have the pest company sign it.

Here is a copy of an affirmation as I see it. I posted this in a column last year and some people used it and the pest companies didn’t like it. You can redo it anyway you want and even have an attorney look at it for you if you have any doubts. Word the affirmation, something like this:

I _(Representative)_, who represents _(Pest Control Company)___, affirm that any pesticides we use are absolutely safe for all family members, including pets. If this is a business, we affirm that the pesticides are safe for all employees and clients, including those with chemical sensitivities. If anyone or a pet gets sick from the pesticides, my company and I will assume full financial responsibility for all medical or veterinary costs. This includes medical conditions that may develop long after the application of the pesticide. This affirmation also overrides any documentation in a pest control contract that prohibits the client from suing the company. We will also provide a copy of the label and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of any pesticides we use in or around your home or in your business.
Date______________________________Company Applicator License No_____________
Technician Operator License No_______________________

If they refuse to sign it and still want to spray, they are publicly acknowledging that what they are doing is not safe. You can use this for any pesticide application, including mosquito spraying and just regular pest control in your home. Very few companies who sprays pesticides is going to want to sign this. If they do, it means they are very careful how they apply their product and you will probably be okay.  If you can’t find a pest control company that will sigh the affirmation then you can do your own pest control and I will tell you how.  And when you do it, it will be safe for your family and pets and you will save a lot of money.  Contact me at if you want my help.







About askthebugman

I have been in the pest management industry for over 40 years. In that time I have used almost every pesticide available to control so-called “pests”. With this experience, I have learned over the years that the pesticides we use are far more dangerous than the pests we are trying to control. As a result, it has become a passion for me to improve the quality of life for humans and the planet, by assisting people to not only become more educated and aware of their environment – but also by learning to manage their home and business with a sustainable and healthier approach to tending to unwanted infestations of bugs. Please enjoy my blog posts, check out my publications, utilize my services, or simply stay in touch if you have a bug question…


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