Superior Pest Elimination has earned Green Shield Certification for its "Superior Pest Solutions Green Services." Superior is the 21st provider in the nation to achieve this third-party credential. Customers in New York and New Jersey now have the option of choosing the Superior's newly certified service, ensuring less toxic pest control. The accreditation is offered by the independent, non-profit IPM Institute of North America, which verifies company performance using a rigorous, on-site evaluation that examines 63 separate aspects of the pest control service.
Green pest control strictly adheres to the principles of Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. Superior Pest Elimination focuses on solving complex and simple issues alike with long lasting, preventive strategies. Michael Orlino, Superior's president of field operations, has focused his efforts particularly on the IPM principle of exclusion. "Rodent proofing is a technique that has helped us reach the cause of a number of problems we've encountered," Mr. Orlino reports "We seal up areas and use exclusion to keep pests out."
Superior Pest Elimination has been committed to IPM since 2004, when Orlino initiated the program to protect his customers, staff and the environment from unnecessary pesticide exposure. "Superior pursues non-chemical methods and then only uses IPM-approved gels, such as Avert, when absolutely necessary," added Mr. Orlino. Superior Pest Elimination's "green" approach is effective - Superior Pest Elimination uses inspection, monitoring and proper identification to determine the root cause of pest problems and find a solution.
Superior has found great success in their IPM program through innovative strategies of diagnosis and control." We've taken apart sizeable factory machinery to deal with the origin of a problem. We recently disassembled and reassembled a large piece of equipment to resolve a difficult cockroach problem. The roaches had been inside the machine, and spreading from there," explained Mr. Orlino.
"Green Shield Certified is based on IPM practices that require the company to focus on solving the root cause of an issue, rather than the potentially unnecessary application of pesticides. Superior Pest Elimination's Superior Pest Solutions Green Services achieves effective pest control through initial identification and diagnosis," explained Dr. Thomas Green, president of the IPM Institute of North America.
Green Shield Certified is operated by the IPM Institute of North America, Inc., an independent, non-profit organization based in Madison, Wis. Modeled after the Institute's award-winning IPM STAR program for schools, Green Shield Certified is available to pest control companies and services, as well as facilities other than schools.