What is a California Pest Control Company Bond?
The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Structural Pest Control Board regulates all pest control companies in the state and requires a $12,500 surety bond from all licensed companies.
Who Needs a California Pest Control Company Bond?
To become a pest control company or exterminator, companies must become licensed by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. These licenses run on cycles of two years, and the expiration date depends on the first letter of the legal business name. Upon expiration, the pest control company renews its license and its surety bond.
Why Do I Need a California Pest Control Company Bond?
A California pest control company bond ensures that the company will follow all rules and regulations pertaining to the industry as well as all state and federal laws. In addition to other provisions, the pest control company pledges to conduct business:
- In compliance with the Business and Professions Code (Division 3, Chapter 14)
- In an honest, ethical, and legally compliant manner
Any persons who are harmed by a pest control company’s fraud or general non-compliance with the regulations of the industry may make a claim against the surety bond. When the claim is finalized, the principal is responsible for reimbursing the surety.
How Much Does a California Pest Control Company Bond Cost?
California pest control company bonds are subject to underwriting, and therefore the cost will vary depending on the credit rating of the principal. However, many pest control company bonds can be purchased for as low as $125.
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To operate a pest control company, you must first purchase a pest control company bond. Don’t delay your application.