The National Pest Management Association Launches Bed Bug WebsiteNPMA Staff
Monday, May 9, 2011
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has unveiled a
new educational website, AllThingsBedBugs.org, which
provides unbiased and accurate bed
bug information to the public. The site was designed to be a
valuable resource for people who are either dealing with a bed bug
infestation or educating themselves on ways to prevent bringing
this unwanted pest home.
"Bed bugs have made an astounding resurgence in recent years,"
says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the
NPMA. "In fact, according to a
recent survey by the NPMA, one in five Americans have had an
infestation or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or
in a hotel. Understandably, the public is eager for reliable
information about this pest. Through AllThingsBedBugs.org, the NPMA is
arming people with the information they need to either help control
or prevent an infestation."
offers expanded bed bug resources and information on the history of bed
bugs, as well as their biology,
of infestations and
places where the pests are frequently found. Other site
features include frequently asked
tips, current bed
bug news, a blog, and photography
footage of bed bugs.
The site also provides the NPMA's recently released Best Management
Practices (BMPs) for Bed Bugs. The BMPs help people understand
the accepted best practices for detecting bed bugs, working with a
professional and enacting appropriate follow up. Adherence to the
BMPs ensures consumers receive the best and most effective
treatment for infestations.
If a visitor to the site suspects that they have a bed bug
infestation, they can use the zip code locator
function to find a qualified, local pest professional that can
inspect their home, identify an infestation and recommend the most
effective course of treatment. For more information, please visit
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