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Sterling Pest Mgmt, Inc.-Green Team

Louis Gene Helmick-Richardson Phone: 214-320-1020

Green Team Division Manager Fax:

1215 Centreville Road Website:

Dallas TX 75218 Email:

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Sterling Pest Management, Inc./Green Team pest control is based on strict IPM principles. Our service is specially designed for chemically sensitive/concerned individuals. Minimal use of pesticides and emphasis on monitoring, sanitation and exclusion are standard procedures. Pesticides used by the Green Team are restricted to natural and naturally derived products as much as possible.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

IPM is a method of situational pest control using least toxic methods for solving pest problems. Pesticides are used as a last resort while relying on identification of pests and conducive conditions to develop an appropriate management strategy.


Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Services are most commonly performed on a quarterly or bi-monthly basis. Primary service is interior inspection, monitor replacement and exterior baiting for occasional invaders.


How are pest problems identified?

Pests are always identified before initiating any service.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Cultural control, harborage removal, food & water removal and exclusion.

Do you use biological controls?

Yes, we use nematodes and Bacillus thuringiensis.

Do you use borates?

Yes, we use Niban (orthoboric acid), Outsmart (boric acid), 99% boric acid dust, Timbor (boric acid) and other borate termiticides and baits.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

We use Advance (abamectin), PI (pyrethrum), Avert (avermectin), Termidor (fipronil), Premise (cypermethrin), Maxforce gel (fipronil), Dual Choice (sulfuramid), Precor (methoprene), Gentrol (hydroprene) and BP50 (pyrethrum).


What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Niban (boric acid), Advance, boric acid, PI (pyrethrum), Avert (avermectin), Outsmart (boric acid), Maxforce gel (fipronil), Dual Choice (sulfuramid), Gentrol (hydroprene) and BP50 (pyrethrum).

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Quantity varies according to the pest and its efficacy. New products are added regularly.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Moving wood piles, feeding pets away from house, watering less often, trimming or removing vegetation.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Physical or mechanical controls include caulk, screening, spun polyester for weep holes or bird repellant spikes.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites Baits, Termidor (fipronil), Premise (cypermethrin).

cockroaches Boric Acid, Avert (avermectin).

fleas Nematodes, Demize (d-limonine), Precor (methoprene).

carpenter ants Baits & Boric Acid.

fire ants Niban (boric acid) and Advance (abamectin).

ants (indoor) Baits & boric acid.

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Effectiveness is evaluated by extensive use of monitors (glueboards), customer complaints, personal verification & IPM reports.