Press Releases

Read official pest press releases from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) below.

  • March 30, 2020

    Wet Weather Spurs Early Pest Activity in Most Regions Across the Country

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer®, a seasonal projection of the pest pressure Americans can expect to see in their respective regions. This information is designed to encourage proper pest prevention and protection measures to reduce pest encounters that can pose a risk to both health and home.

  • March 5, 2020

    Know the Warning Signs of a Termite Infestation Before It’s Too late

    With online conversations and engagement around the topic of termites increasing 48% just last spring alone,* the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is ensuring homeowners are aware of the dangers posed by termites during Termite Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2020.

  • February 12, 2020

    Erratic Weather Contributes to Spike in Unlikely Pest Populations

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests for the remainder of winter and into spring.

  • February 4, 2020

    Don’t Let Rodents Take Up Residence in Your Vehicle this Winter

    This winter, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging drivers to take preventative measures to protect themselves and their vehicles against the threats posed by rodents.

  • December 9, 2019

    Rockin’ Around the Pest-Free Christmas Tree

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offers advice for keeping pests out while decorating for the holidays.

  • November 14, 2019

    Keep Pantry Pests Out of Food Storage Areas This Holiday Season

    With the holiday season upon us, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is educating homeowners about certain insects that can infest and contaminate food in pantries. Pantry pests like Indian meal moths and merchant grain beetles can become difficult to control once they get inside.

  • October 28, 2019

    Invasive Species Making Their Mark Across the United States

    Invasive species are on the move across the U.S., causing property and agricultural damage, and even presenting new health threats to Americans. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) identified the top five species spreading across the U.S. and what people can do to prevent or eliminate these pests.

  • October 21, 2019

    Ratting Out Rodents

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is sharing everything homeowners need to know about rodents during Rodent Awareness Week this October 20-26, 2019, including the dangers they pose and how to prevent them.

  • September 25, 2019

    National Pest Management Association Emphasizes Mosquito Protection Amid Growing Concerns Over Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) warns mosquitoes remain active through fall and personal protection is needed in the face of the growing Eastern Equine Encephalitis outbreak.

  • September 24, 2019

    Buckle Up: Pest Pressure Expected to Soar Amid Turbulent Weather This Fall and Winter

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual Bug Barometer®, a seasonal projection of the pest pressure and activity Americans can expect to see in their respective regions of the country based on weather patterns and long-term forecasts, as well as pest biological behaviors.

  • August 21, 2019

    Breeding Power of Mosquitoes Revealed

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released the results of its exciting new video project – Mosquito Multiplier – to show just how quickly mosquitoes are able to multiply right in your own backyard. By recreating ideal conditions that allow mosquitoes to thrive, researchers were able to capture the true breeding power of mosquitoes, and the results are a must-see.

  • August 1, 2019

    Soggy Summer Leads to Increased Vector Pest Pressure Across U.S.

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, including ticks and mosquitoes, for the remainder of summer and into fall.