Pest Control Goes Mobile With Availability of New Cell Phone Application

FAIRFAX, Va. (July 7, 2010)The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced the availability of a free, downloadable cell phone application that provides users with convenient, on-the-go access to the most popular sections of the NPMA's educational website,

The application features a mobile version of the pest guide, which is designed to help users easily identify pests that they find in their home or property, as well as learn about pests' habits and any health or property threats they may pose. Other features include an informative frequently asked questions section and tips for finding a qualified pest professional. Users can also contact a pest professional using the "Find a Pro" zip code search function on the application.

"In today's fast-paced, knowledge-driven society and with the accessibility we receive from smart phones, we know that when consumers are looking for information, they want it instantaneously," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. "Our new cell phone application allows users to find any information they need about pests like termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents and stinging insects at the touch of a button, from wherever they happen to be. The application is designed to give users information on how to educate themselves about the risks posed by household pests as well as how they can best protect themselves and their families."

The PestWorld application is currently available exclusively to iPhone users, but will soon be available on Blackberry and Droid phones as well. To download the application, visit

For more information about the NPMA's new cell phone application, to learn more about pests or to locate a pest professional, visit

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property.