Pest Control Goes Mobile With Availability of New Cell Phone ApplicationNPMA Staff
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The National Pest Management
Association (NPMA) has announced the availability of a free,
downloadable cell phone application that provides users with
convenient, on-the-go access to the most popular sections of the
NPMA's educational website, PestWorld.org.
The application features a mobile
version of the PestWorld.org pest guide, which is designed to help
users easily identify pests that they
find in their home or property, as well as learn about pests'
habits and any health or property threats they may
pose. Other features include an informative frequently
asked questions section and tips
for finding a qualified pest professional. Users can also
contact a pest professional using the "Find a Pro" zip code
search function on the application.
"In today's fast-paced, knowledge-driven society and with the
accessibility we receive from smart phones, we know that when
consumers are looking for information, they want it
instantaneously," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public
affairs for the NPMA. "Our new cell phone application allows users
to find any information they need about pests like termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents and stinging insects at
the touch of a button, from wherever they happen to be. The
application is designed to give users information on how to educate
themselves about the risks posed by household pests as well as how
they can best protect themselves and their families."
The PestWorld application is currently available exclusively to
iPhone users, but will soon be available on Blackberry and Droid
phones as well. To download the application, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pest-world/id376666327?mt=8.
For more information about the NPMA's new cell phone
application, to learn more about pests or to locate a pest
professional, visit www.Pestworld.org.
NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was
established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's
commitment to the protection of public health, food and