Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IN-12: Pest Management Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is the institution’s integrated pest management program or contractor currently certified under EcoWise, GreenPro, Green Shield, or an equivalent program approved by AASHE?:

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified IPM program or contractor, including the year certification was achieved and/or renewed:

MIT's pest management contractor (Environmental Health Services, Inc.) has been GreenPro certified since 2012. MIT, its campus and its third party contractor were instrumental in testing and helping to develop a national standard, approved by EPA for pest management using Carbon Dioxide in the form of pelletized dry ice for ground burrowing rats. MIT aims to use natural approaches for pest management such as mechanical weed removal, dense turf and plantings of diverse species. MIT engages a contractor for annual treatments of the 64 elm trees on campus, preventing the emergence of dutch elm disease. Pest control and herbicide treatments are rarely used on MIT grounds, applied infrequently, in minimal amounts and only in very limited areas.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data drawn from direct communications with EHS Pest (Environmental Health Services, Inc.) and consultation of NPMA website of certified GreenPro companies.


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