Steve's wit and wisdom has also been the subject of numerous news articles and radio interviews. His letter to the Michigan EPA has become legendary on the internet.
He has written several books and developed (self-help) Professionally Guided Pest Control programs to safely and permanently control the following: roaches, fleas, all wood destroying organisms (decay fungi and insects), rodent and miscellaneous pests.
Stephen L. Tvedten is the President of Get Set, Inc., which
is one of the few integrated pest management (IPM) company that exclusively uses
Mr. Tvedten holds several state certifications in pest
management, and has over 35 years of experience to back him up. Prior to
becoming the president of Get Set, Inc., he presided over Stroz Services, Inc.,
which started out as a "typical" pest control company. When he realized the great harm "registered"
pesticide POISONS had done to him and his family, he worked tirelessly to ban
Chlordane. Steve now is the
President of PEST (Prevent Environmental Suicide Today), which is an
environmental group. Steve also heads of the Institute of Pest Management, which
has notable toxicologists, doctors, lawyers and professional people on its Board
Mr. Tvedten is the author of several books including The Bug Stops Here, The Best Control and the Best Control II and has developed (self-help) Professionally Guided Pest Control programs to safely and permanently control and/or eliminate pests: roaches, fleas, all wood destroying organisms (decay fungi and insects), rodent and miscellaneous pests.
Mr. Tvedten is the following: a certified home, asbestos
and environmental inspector; a guest lecturer and public speaker for many
environmental groups; an IPM consultant to several government and countries; and
has been consulted as expert by attorneys at and prior to trial.
Mr. Tvedten developed many processes that include but are not limited to the following: the first guaranteed termite inspection program for real estate.
IPM program; an automated Phase I Environmental Inspection
program; and a self-help Professionally Guided Pest Control programs to safely
and permanently control the following: roaches, fleas, all wood destroying
organisms (decay fungi and insects), rodent and miscellaneous pests. He holds a
number of trademarks and copyrights and submitted for patents that are pending.
On July 31, 2003, Steve received U.S. Patent #6663860 on the process of using enzymes for pest control.
Mr. Tvedten is always open to the media.
He appeared on numerous radio and television and/or local cable access
programs; has written pest control columns for periodicals like Our Times and
Alternative Medicine, to name just a few. On Earth Day April 22, 2002, Mr.
Tvedten provided to the world, an 86-page book on the use of safe alternatives
to pesticides titled The Bug Stops Here that can be downloaded free at www.thebestcontrol.com.
Scientific advisor for the National Pediculosis Association
Recipient of the 1985 Small Business of the Year Environmental Award.
Guest faculty member of environmental groups such as NCAMP
Testified before the U. S. House of Representatives on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
Appeared before the Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Toxic Substance Control Commission, the Michigan Department of Agriculture for hearings regarding the safe use of chemicals;
Featured on CBS' West 57th Chlordane Segment - Broadcast August 15, 1987;
Taught a Post Graduate Course on PsychImmunNeuro Toxicology (Effects of Chemicals on Man) including treatment protocols at the Indiana Academy of Osteopathy;
Recipient of an Academic Excellence Award from Study Web as a reference for schools;
Mr. Tvedten completed pest control courses at Purdue and Penn State Universities to increase his academic and scientific knowledge. He is consulted by lawyers, doctors, laboratories, environmentalists, government officials, victims, and reporters from all over the U.S. and internationally. His experience in the field of pest control leaves no doubt that Mr. Tvedten is an industry leader in safe and alternative pest control.
A Note from Steve:
I have been a pest control operator for over 35 years. I believed the Poison "industry" at one point. These POISON people actually wrote ads that said chlordane was so "safe" you do not require the use of gloves and/or a respirator. I stopped using the gloves purely on "peer" pressure and shortly afterwards I became ill. The doctors gave me two years to live. Even though I was in extremely bad physical and mental health, I still worked to get chlordane banned. After chlordane was banned and/or "voluntarily withdrawn", I de-toxified my body. Prior to detoxification I could not add up change and now, my IQ is measured is the area of 200. Unfortunately, others in my family were not as lucky as me. Several people in my family died including my uncle and my son.
Today I have safely and effectively controlled all pest problems inside and outside in over 350 schools without ever using any volatile chemical poisons. Pest control management methods I’ve developed have proven to be far more effective and safer than using the chemical poisons that are used today in many schools, homes, businesses and wide open spaces.