Press Releases

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

  • 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.

  • May 29, 2019

    Experts Warn of Bed Bug Encounters Ahead of Busy Travel Season

    Experts at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are warning vacationers to remain vigilant during Bed Bug Awareness Week, this June 2-8. An annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events, Bed Bug Awareness Week serves as an important reminder that bed bugs can wreak havoc if brought home after traveling, making prevention key to staving off an infestation.

  • May 6, 2019

    Could Pests be Triggering Your Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?

    According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, 6 million of those people being children. As such, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is educating homeowners on how to prevent allergen buildup in their own homes during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month this May.

  • April 2, 2019

    National Pest Management Month Recognizes the Professional Pest Control Industry’s Work to Protect Against the Diseases and Dangers of Pests

    National Pest Management Month, an annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events each April, highlights the professional pest control industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, property and food from the diseases and dangers posed by pests. This year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is calling attention to just how important pest control professionals are to our daily lives.

  • March 21, 2019

    Excessive Moisture Across Continental U.S. Will Spur Early Pest Activity

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer®, a seasonal forecast 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 predictions, as well as pest biological behaviors. According to the group’s team of entomologists, residual winter moisture coupled with wet forecasts ahead will cause pest populations to spike early in much of the continental U.S. this spring and summer.

  • March 8, 2019

    How to Spot, and Stop, Termite Infestations Before They Take Hold

    With harsh winter weather leaving many homes and properties across the country susceptible to these wood-destroying pests, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is working to educate consumers and spread awareness about this destructive species during Termite Awareness Week, March 10-16.

  • February 12, 2019

    National Pest Management Association Releases Winter Vector Sectors™ List

    The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today 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 rodents and cockroaches, for the remainder of winter. As vectors of disease, these pests are able to transmit pathogens such as Salmonella and hantavirus to humans, and are also known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.

  • January 21, 2019

    Vermin Threaten Vehicles This Winter

    In the midst of winter, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is warning motorists that rodents are also a source of strife under the hood, especially in colder weather, posing a threat to both drivers and their vehicles.

  • December 12, 2018

    Homeowners Can Expect Pest Infestations Well Into Winter