Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Natalie Walker
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Pennsylvania
IN-12: Pest Management Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
0.00 / 0.50 Madeline Schuh
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities and Real Estate Services
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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:

Penn's pest management consultant, Aardvark Pest Management, practices integrated approach to pest management using practical, pesticide-free solutions to pest problems whenever possible. Aardvark’s long-term commitment to eco-friendly methods and a balanced approach to pest management has been a feature of the company for more than thirty years.

Aardvark recognises that modern pest control is an art form – a skilled combination of learned pest identification, pest management techniques, and investigative skills. Aardvark sees chemical pest-fighting techniques as a last resort, favoring a more environmenally-benign response to campus pests.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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