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Your Local Pest Forecast Is Here

Check out our Bug BarometerTM to find out what you can expect from pest populations across the country this fall and winter.

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New Research Finds Bed Bugs are Often Mistaken for Another Pest

Can you identify a bed bug? The National Pest Management Association's 2018 Bugs Without Borders survey revealed just how frequently bed bugs are confused with other pests – as 84 percent of pest control professionals reported being contacted to treat another type of problem only to discover bed bugs present instead. The most common doppelganger? Fleas, as 71 percent of respondents reported being contacted to treat a suspected flea problem when in reality the customer had bed bugs.

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Defend Your House Against Ants

NPMA Entomologist Dr. Michael Bentley spoke with Popular Science about ants. Find out how bad ants will be this year, ways to keep them out and how to get rid of them.

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Tiny Termite House Research

What happens when 500K termites are released into a custom, miniature dream home? The Tiny Termite House shows just how quickly termites can eat away at a structure if left unchecked.

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Top 5 Tick Prevention Tips

Browse this slideshow of tips to prevent tick bites when spending time in the great outdoors. Ticks may be tiny, but they are capable of transmitting serious illnesses like Lyme disease!

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Pest Control Information from Expert Exterminators

PestWorld is the official website of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). In addition to general pest control resources, you can search for exterminators in your area, and find detailed information on specific household pests to help you prevent infestations.

Feel free to use PestWorld.org as your main resource for information on bugs, rodents, pest control and the growing professional pest management industry. Browse the latest pest news, learn more about extermination services or find a pest control professional in your area. Get the most up-to-date pest control information straight from the experts at PestWorld!

 

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IDENTIFY PESTS WITH OUR PEST GUIDE

Our comprehensive Pest Guide can be used for rodent, insect and bug identification.

Each profile contains detailed information including:

  • Habit
  • Threats
  • Habitats
  • Prevention
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