Spring Anxiety in the Pest Control Field

February 26, 2010

After a disastrous financial year for business in general and in particular for our pest control industry, we industry leaders and prognosticators look forward with hope and trepidation. The spring season unofficially gets underway in March, just a few days away.

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EcoWise Stakeholder Meeting

February 23, 2010

Today, the EcoWise Certified stakeholders are meeting to review where we have been and where we are going. The landscape of players in the market for certifying green pest control companies has changed. Some say it is for the better and some say it is for the worse.
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NPMA and NRDC – Marriage of Pest Control and Environmental Groups – Reviewed

October 1, 2009

Last year the National Pest Management Association created in industry defined green standards certification called QualityPro Green (now GreenPro). This past spring of 2009, the NRDC (National Resource Defense Council) approached NPMA ( National Pest Management Association) with a request to conditionally join in the effort to create a better national green program. NPMA wisely found common ground with NRDC, listening and absorbing several of their concerns and designing a better green program under a newly marketed label – GreenPro. GreenPro will now have environmental advocates from outside the pest control industry sitting on its’ board of directors.
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NPMA QualityPro Green – EcoWise Certified – Green Shield Certified

December 14, 2008

There is a new flag waver in the IPM world: NPMA QualityPro Green.  This program has the opportunity to extend the reach of the green movement into a place of respectability in the industry.  It could also end up being a whitewash of poor practices. 

Companies are now acquiring the NPMA QP Green certification at a very quick pace, but there are questions about the quality of QualityPro Green due to the ease in acquiring the certification and the organizations (both NPMA and PCOC) that jointly administer and own the certification.  There is no outside audit done of certification holders.  It is rather an after-thought. 
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