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World Pest Day 2024

June 6, 2024 is World Pest Day, an annual observance to raise awareness among the public, government and media about the important role that the pest control industry plays in protecting health, food, property and the environment from pest threats around the world.

Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of partnering with a licensed pest control professional and how they can help protect you, your family and your home.

Advice for Hiring a Pest Control Company

Follow these tips when looking for a pest management professional to ensure you're partnering with the right company - one that can eliminate a current infestation and reduce any future pest problems. Use the Zip Code Locator on PestWorld.org to find a licensed company in your area.


Threats Posed by Pests

Public health officials attribute the heightened quality of life we have today to three things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation and better pest control.

Although pests might just seem like a household nuisance, they pose significant threats and risks to both people and property. Mosquitoes and ticks can transmit serious and sometimes fatal diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease while home intruders like termites can cause significant property damage over time if left unchecked.

Check out our public service announcement about the subtle symptoms that could be signaling something more serious, like a vector-borne disease or an illness due to bacteria and pathogens transmitted by common household pests.