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Question DetailsAsked on 6/3/2011

Integrative Pest Management

I’m interested in Integrative Pest Management (IPM) – pest control companies that take all efforts to not further the use of chemicals, whether for lawn care or pest control. I’ve contacted many in the past, but all I’ve received is lip service.

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We found several “A”-rated pest control companies in the New York area that have been Green Shield certified, meaning they only use green products and practices in and around the house. Just sign in, and do a company search for Arrow Exterminating, Assured Environments, Magic Exterminating or Suburban Exterminating to read the reports for each. Arrow Exterminating, who has offered IPM services for more than 20 years, told us monitors and plant oils, such as mint, are common, non-toxic solutions.

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


I was in HVAC when the government decided to save the planet and go from R-22 to Puron. Guess what? You had to replace EVERYTHING not only the refrigerant so the HVAC companies did a ton of money while the planet didn't do any better or worse. Evaporator, condenser, pipes conecting the two, everything was replaced and now service calls for Puron are a little pricier because Puron is one expensive refrigerant. Now in Illinois pest control companies will succeed in having mouse bait removed from the shelves. Why? No one ever died of poisoning himself with the bait but...customers instead of calling pest control the bait themselves so by law, that will not longer be an option. Beware of anyone trying to save you or your planet...follow the IPM will cost you money? It won't, your bill will be the same but your company's expense will be less as they will get you do more like clean, seal, etc. In the end you should ask yourself...why am I not spliting the bill since both the company and me do the work? IPM...Puron...dolar signs....and the mice are confused about the humans going back to traps, 150 years wasted...

Answered 9 years ago by redraspberriespest



As a green pest control company since 1988 I can understand your fustration with todays green movement many companies are jumping on the green wagon and not delivering the goods. I suggest checking out the national pest managements Greenpro program.

GreenPro is the most widely recognized certification available to companies in the pest management industry.

    It has the most comprehensive standards of any available program.Requires companies that participate to submit to independent audits.Service technicians, salespersons and managers must be trained, tested and recertified.

In addition to green pest management service standards, participating companies are also evaluated on business operations, such as criminal background checks, reference checks, drug screening and more, prior to being able to participate in GreenPro.

See below link for greenpro providers in your area. If you on the west coast of Florida you can visit our website at


Answered 8 years ago by NaturZone


I have been in the pest control industry 27 years and I agree most companies not only don;'t practice IPM I doubt if they could spell it. The true IPM plans are in place to accomplish three things Control the pest problem, limit pesticide exposure to humans and animals. and protect our environment. You do thisfirst of all monitoring to assess the problems. and by understanding the biology of the pest and determine what they need to survive. If you affect the triangle of life for a pest. IE:( food /water /harborage /(place to live). You can most often control the pest without pesticides. Your next step is using baits to control and tehn lastly pesticides as needed In a controlled application specifically as the label states. The philosophy of one ounce is good two ounces is better, and if it stinks bad it works good are gone.

Answered 8 years ago by Guest_9164266

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