Green Shield Certified Standards
Green Shield Certified professionals use advanced pest management practices to provide lasting, effective pest control. Green Shield Certified's standards offer the assurance of proven, effective pest control methods conducted by knowledgeable professionals.
Green Shield Certified standards require:
Non-chemical approaches first to prevent pest problems.
Green Shield Certified professionals use their knowledge of pest lifecycles, habits and the conditions that affect different pest populations. Non-chemical approaches to limit pest entry ways, attractants, harborage and food will provide the most effective, longest lasting pest control. Green Shield Certified standards require:
- Expertise in integrated pest management (IPM) principles and practices.
- Monitoring and inspection to spot problems early, and identify and correct conditions that encourage pests.
Pesticides are used only when necessary.
Non-chemical approaches are the primary tool to control pests; spray-by-the-calendar pesticide applications are not permitted.
- Approved pesticide application methods limit how and when pesticides can be used.
- Any pesticides used are screened and approved. Only pesticides approved by Green Shield Certified may be used in a certified service.
- Record keeping is required to document performance and explain why any pesticide application may have been necessary.
Green Shield Certified standards are science-based and industry-tested.
Green Shield Certified standards are developed and maintained by the IPM Institute of North America. The standards are developed in collaboration with the Green Shield Certified Technical Advisory Committee, comprised of scientists, environmental experts, and pest control industry leaders. Green Shield Certified standards are approved by the IPM Institute's Board of Directors. Our standards have been refined through field testing with professionals in companies and facilities across the nation.