Pest Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about pests or pest control? Did you know cockroaches trigger asthma? Have you heard that termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year in the U.S.? Perhaps you weren't aware that rodents and ants contaminate food? Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, ticks and Lyme Diseaseā€¦ the threats that household pests cause are very real. But, they should only scare you if you are uninformed about these pest-related health and property threats.

From insights on integrated pest management to tips on seasonal pest proofing, the National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) website will provide you with the latest information on household pests and how to get rid of them. Find answers to your pest questions below.

Choose any of the pest categories below to browse our menu of frequently asked questions:


Bed Bugs

Stinging/Biting Insects


Pest Health Threats

Selecting a Pest Control Professional