March 25, 2020

As an employee of Atlanta Environmental Pest Services, the bearer of this letter is providing essential services.

The services we offer has been deemed essential by the Department of Homeland Security, and as of now this designation is recognized by the State of Georgia.  This designation applies under two categories:  Public Health and Food & Agriculture.  This designation was outlined in the Homeland Security Memo, “Memorandum on identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response.”  This designation has also been specifically laid out in orders issued by our local health department and municipal government.

While our services are important to homes and living units, they are essential to public health in areas such as: nursing homes, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, state and local municipal buildings, agriculture, food production facilities and others.

This designation allows us to continue to operate during Shelter-in-Place and Stay-at-Home orders.

If you have any questions regarding this designation, you may reach out to the Georgia Pest Control Association at 770-417-1881.  Or you can also view this information at  Additional information can also been found through the National Pest Management Association at

We understand the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Our company is taking all necessary steps to ensure we have limited contact with individuals during service calls.  We are taking every precaution to limit personal contact while providing these essential services.

We understand that this designation could change at any time and if it does, we will follow any new regulations put forth by the Federal Government or our State and Local Authorities.