Press Releases

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

  • 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.

  • July 25, 2019

    Back-to-School Season: Dust Off the Summer Cobwebs with Resources & Activities from PestWorldForKids.org

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to provide materials on its children’s website, PestWorldForKids.org, to help parents, teachers and kids avoid the summer slump and start off the school year on the right foot.

  • July 8, 2019

    100,000 Termites Ate WHAT?!

    It’s time for “Will They Eat It?” – an exciting new six-part video project brought to you by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that shows what really happens when everyday household objects are placed into a tank of 100,000 hungry termites to find out… “Will They Eat It?” The video series unveils a number of surprising twists, shocking even NPMA’s own entomologist with which items the termites could not resist.

  • July 1, 2019

    Know the Facts: Summer Pest Threats

    From mosquitoes that can carry deadly diseases, to stinging insects that send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room in the U.S. every year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging homeowners take proper precautions against dangerous summertime pests.

  • June 10, 2019

    Mosquito and Tick Season is Here – Learn How to Protect Against Vector Pests

    A recent online research study conducted by Advanced Symbolics Inc. revealed ticks and mosquitoes are becoming increasingly problematic across the country. With summer now right around the corner, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging the public to take preventative measures to protect against the health threats posed by these biting pests.