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News Brief

  2/23/2014, Adar 23, 5774

Push to Regulate Pest Extermination After Family Poisoning


Currently, a large number of the exterminators in Israel are unlicensed "pest extermination assistants," a profession which has no standardized qualifications whatsoever, according to the daily, and thus can provide limited services for lower prices.

The bill also calls for the Ministry to directly supervise training programs for extermination professionals and administer the certification testing. As of now, the Ministry determines the content for certification testing, but does not actually supervise the testing process. More than 60% of future exterminators currently fail the certification.