Green Shield Certification is available for structural pest management programs such as university housing or health department-led programs. Structural pest management programs may cover multiple buildings both under and not under the control of a program manager. They may be run by a government entity, (e.g., by local, city, county or state) or a private business.
Green Shield Certified standards for programs include advanced pest management practices to provide lasting, effective pest control. Our certification is designed to help you stand out as a verified practitioner of advanced IPM methods.
The Green Shield Certification process is confidential, convenient, efficient and affordable. Our tested certification standards:
- Use advanced Integrated Pest Management practices, applying effective non-chemical strategies first and pesticides only when necessary.
- Use approved methods of application when pesticides are needed, such as baits and traps.
- Limit pesticide use to products that have been screened and approved by Green Shield Certified.
Green building standards and LEED certification often require integrated pest management — that’s why Green Shield Certified is recognized by the US Green Building Council as a qualifying program for its IPM credit requirements for LEED v4.