Ick! It’s Officially Peak Tick Season

The National Pest Management Association is arming consumers with a wealth of pest prevention knowledge during Tick Awareness Week 

FAIRFAX, Va. (May 8, 2022) – If you’re noticing an increased number of ticks outdoors, it’s not just your imagination. With warm weather on the forefront of most minds, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is reminding consumers of the serious health threats posed by moisture-loving pests like ticks, which thrive in warm, humid climates.

To ring in its second annual Tick Awareness Week, taking place May 8-14, 2022, NPMA is encouraging consumers to visit TickTalk.org, the digital destination for all things tick-related. Here, you can find everything from videos on how to identify and properly remove a tick to reduce the risk of disease transmission to other educational resources and prevention tips.  

Across the country, tick encounters are commonplace and, as such, it’s important to know what you can do to protect yourself, your family, pets and property from this pesky pest. In fact, a recent survey among over 2,000 U.S. adults, commissioned by the NPMA and conducted online by The Harris Poll, found that nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) have seen or removed a tick from themselves, someone else, or a pet.

“Before you throw caution to the wind this summer, remember that ticks are not your average pest,” said Cindy Mannes, senior vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Capable of spreading deadly diseases to humans and pets, ticks pose a big threat to your health. As these dangerous pests continue to spread across all 50 states, we urge Americans to take the small, but very necessary safety precautions when spending time outdoors to keep themselves and their families tick-free.”

If you suspect a tick infestation on your property, be sure to contact a licensed pest control professional immediately.

For more information about ticks, visit TickTalk.org and PestWorld.org.

Survey Method
This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of NPMA between April 26-28, 2022, among 2,069 adults ages 18+. The sampling precision of Harris online polls is measured by using a Bayesian credible interval. For this study, the sample data is accurate to within + 2.8 percentage points using a 95% confidence level. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact semmanuel@vaultcommunications.com. 

About the National Pest Management Association
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. For more information, visit PestWorld.org or follow @PestWorld on FacebookTwitterPinterestTikTok and YouTube.