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Green Shield Certified professionals use advanced pest management practices to provide lasting, effective pest control. Green Shield Certifier’s standards offer the assurance of proven, effective pest control methods conducted by knowledgeable professionals.

Our certification is designed to help you stand out as an advanced practitioner of IPM methods and a professional with the knowledge and expertise to solve customers’ pest problems. 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.

Green Shield Certified Standards and Experts

Green Shield Certifier’s standards offer the assurance of proven, effective pest control methods conducted by knowledgeable professionals.

Reduction in health and environmental hazard is the bottom line, and high priority hazards are identified and targeted for reduction. Green Shield Certified standards are science-based and industry-tested, and our principles are at the heart of our standards:

  • Knowledge – of pest lifecycles, habits and the conditions that affect different pest populations to apply IPM principles and practices.

  • Monitoring and inspection – to spot problems early and identify and correct conditions that encourage pests.

  • Non-chemical approaches – as the primary tool to control pests; routine pesticide applications are not permitted.

  • Documented performance – of monitoring and inspection results, and justification of pesticide applications.

  • Least-toxic options – use non-chemical approaches as the first line of defense against pests.

  • Effective pest management – to solve pest problems with effective, long-term strategies.

  • Communicate – IPM approaches and benefits to others.