Participant Testimonials

“We are grateful to Green Shield Certified for their help and support. The certification process helped us improve our IPM services and organization, and we are now more efficient and consistent in our approach to providing effective, prevention-based pest control. We're also better able to communicate that approach to our customers. We are very pleased that we decided to participate in this program!”
Rita Bonamo, President, Black Widow Termite & Pest Control, Valley Stream, New York


"Our Green Shield Certified service has already earned us multiple new accounts and many inquiries from customers interested in prevention-based, least-toxic pest control. Customers are choosing Peachtree Green because it is the only independently certified Integrated Pest Management service available in this area.”
Corey Arnold, CEO/President, Peachtree Pest Control, Norcross, Georgia


"The certification process was extremely beneficial to our companies for many reasons. Green Certification made us aware of areas in our green approach which required more attention. We became more aware, more enthusiastic, more focused, and more committed to green overall. We have begun to look beyond green pest control to a green outlook in all we do.

We are very pleased with the effort expended and the rewards we know we will see through doing the right thing for us, our customers, and the environment. Go Green!"
Lynn Frank, B.C.E. & Technical Director, Suburban / Magic Exterminating, Smithtown & Flushing, New York


"Green Shield Certified gives my customers third-party assurance that what we say is what we do. It tells them we're a cutting-edge pest control service provider."
Luis Agurto, President, PESTEC, Antioch & San Francisco, California



Praise for Green Shield Certified and IPM STAR for Schools

Green Shield Certified is based on IPM STAR, our widely embraced IPM certification for schools.

"I use IPM STAR as a goal and incentive when facilitating the implementation of IPM programs in school systems. The STAR system provides the most rigorous independent review process yet established. The benefits of using the process have been enormous, both to the school districts evaluated and the Arizona IPM in School's program in general. School Districts that go through the process are made aware of deficit areas and legal compliance issues. All of the School Districts I work with look upon the STAR process as an extremely valuable risk reduction exercise."
Dr. Dawn Gouge, Urban Entomologist for the State of Arizona

"I staunchly support continued funding for this program. Other school systems across the nation could greatly reduce the release of toxic pesticides in the environment."
Robert Rua, Director of Building Safety & Health, Buffalo Public Schools

"After... a very rigorous audit from you, it made us reevaluate the way we were doing our pest control... I strongly believe in this program and would recommend it to any school system."
James Brimmer, Assistant Manager, Buildings & Grounds, Dubuque Community Schools

" much knowledge was attained by going through this program. It enhanced our knowledge and gave us the opportunity to change some of our techniques which would improve the quality of work that in turn made our buildings safer for students."
Maria R. Moio, Pest Control Administrator, Pittsburgh Public Schools







What People Are Saying

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recognizes Green Shield Certified for identifying companies that use innovative pest control solutions and reduce pesticide use.

"It is critical to our mission to have access to professional pest control operators that we can be confident are skilled professionals that understand the importance of safe and effective pest management.  The Green Shield program provides us with the credible 3rd party certification we need for that assurance.  I applaud their hard work and consistent effort to maintain high quality standards and reduce pesticide use and toxicity.”
Rachel Rosenberg, Executive Director, Safer Pest Control Project, Chicago, Ilinois

"Customers need an easy way to cut through the 'greenwashing' and find pest management companies that truly embrace an integrated pest management philosophy. Credible, rigorous, independent certification programs - like Green Shield - fill a critical need."
Chris Geiger, Ph.D., IPM Program Manager, City & County of San Francisco, California

“I am highly complimentary of the Green Shield Certified mark and standards, since it clearly identifies smarter practices.  This Certification gives all parents and homeowners the peace of mind that non-chemical and effective approaches are being used, credible experts are involved, and the health of the children, pets, and environment are considered with every decision.”
Christopher Gavigan, CEO & Executive Director, Healthy Child Healthy World

"The Green Shield Certification system, like the Breast Cancer Fund, is grounded in prevention-based strategies to combat problems and we wholeheartedly support this effort."
Janet Nudelman, Director of Program & Policy, Breast Cancer Fund

"We're delighted that Green Shield Certified gives our Green Restaurant Association members an easy way to find pest control services that fit their values."
Michael Oshman, Executive Director, Green Restaurant Association


Additional Supporting Organizations

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New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)