Effective pest control. Peace of mind.
Green Shield CertifiedSM means smarter, more effective pest control without unnecessary pesticide use. Certified companies and services solve the underlying cause of pest problems, providing lasting pest control:
- Our pest prevention approach is proven to be effective while reducing pesticide use.
- Certification is available for qualified pest control companies and services as well as for buildings and other facilities where Green Shield Certified standards are met.
- Green Shield Certified gives you the confidence of an independent, third-party verification while making it convenient to provide or receive a certified pest control service.
Green Shield Certified is an award-winning, independent, non-profit certification program that promotes practitioners of effective, prevention-based pest control while minimizing the use of pesticides. Read our FAQ, or find a certified provider.
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IPM & Asthma Webinar
Green Shield Certified hosted a "Reducing Asthma Triggers Using Integrated Pest Management Techniques” webinar, featuring presentations on ways to manage and reduce asthma triggers by controlling pest allergens using green pest management techniques. Presenters included John Kane, Dr. Chad Gore and Dr. Thomas Green. Click here for the presentation slides and here for the full recorded presentation for Windows Media Player.
Advanced IPM Techniques Presentation
Green Shield Certified presented an “Advanced IPM Techniques for Green Pest Management” webinar about the benefits of advanced IPM and utilizing green pest management techniques to solve even the most difficult pest problems. Presenters included Dr. Austin Frishman, Keith Willingham and Dr. Thomas Green. Click here for the presentation slides and here for the full presentation for Windows Media Player.
Green Marketing Presentation
Green Shield Certified presented a webinar for pest management professionals, "Marketing Your Green Service Effectively: Converting Prospects to Clients." Click here for the presentation slides and here for the full presentation for Windows Media Player.
IPM Consulting Position Available With the IPM Institute of North America
The IPM Institute is seeking an experienced IPM consultant to conduct onsite evaluations of pest management companies, facilities, landscape companies and hospitals for its Green Shield Certified program. This third-party consultant would be responsible for conducting nationwide audits as needed on a flexible schedule. Please review the evaluator criteria and contact us for more information.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recognizes Green Shield Certified for identifying companies that use innovative pest control solutions and reduce pesticide use. See the other healthcare organizations that endorse our efforts.
The Global Bed Bug Summit approaches! The 2015 Summit is an annual meeting hosted by the National Pest Management Association and Bed Bug Central that was created to provide attendees a wealth of information about the bed bug from legal, technical, business and customer-oriented perspectives. A diverse array of scientists and pest management professionals will present. The Summit is scheduled for January 7-9, 2015 in Denver. Read more here (pdf) and register here.
The 8th International IPM Symposium webpage is now online. Information for speakers, exhibits, events and planning for the Symposium will be posted as it becomes available. The Symposium is scheduled for March 23-26, 2015 in Salt Lake City. More.
The IR-4 Project seeks stakeholder input for IR-4's 2015-2020 strategic plan. IR-4's core mission is to facilitate registration of reduced risk pesticides for specialty crops, minor pests, ornamentals, and public health pests. Survey results will guide the development of the Project Mission and Objectives. Read more here.
Superior Pest Elimination was awarded part of a multiple-year contract with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) in the third quarter of 2011. The DOE required Green Shield Certification for PMPs bidding on IPM and bed bug services for over 280 public schools in the metropolitan area. Pest Management Professional magazine featured Superior in an article in its October 2012 issue, which can be viewed in the electronic edition on page 106.
Elite Pest Management was selected for the 2012 Best of Mount Clemens Award in the Pest Control Services category by the Mount Clemens Award Program. This award is for local companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
Suburban Exterminating's mobile device pest ID app is available in the iTunes store. This app allows users to send a picture of a pest to a staff entomologist at Suburban for identification. Read more here.
Eden Advanced Pest Technologies was honored with the "Solidarity Award" at the Business Examiner's 2012 Top Places to Work event this year. Read more here.
Nozzle Nolen, a Green Shield Certified service provider, was rated as "excellent" by 98% of its customers in a recent customer satisfaction survey. Read more here.
Assured Environments, a Green Shield Certified service provider, donated ten percent of its 2011 profits to numerous New York-based and national charitable organizations. Read more here.
Assured Environments, a Green Shield Certified service provider, has been featured on the USA Today website. Watch the video to learn more.
Green Shield Certified has been recognized by Consumers Union's Greener Choices program for its defined, transparent and independently verified standards.
Green Shield Certified was featured in the October 2009 edition of Maintenance Solutions Magazine. Read the four-part article titled “Pests: An Integrated Strategy."
Green Shield Certified Promotional Product Catalog is now available with patches, shirts, vehicle decals and more.
Clayton County School District, one of the largest school districts in Georgia, chooses "Peachtree Green," a Green Shield Certified service offered by Peachtree Pest Control.
HUD's"Green Incentives" Program names Green Shield Certified as a qualifying program.