National Pest Month Celebrates Unremitting Efforts by Pest Control Professionals in the US | National
FAIRFAX, VA .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – April 1, 2021–
April is National Pest Management Month (NPMM), an annual observation recognized on Chase’s calendar of events that highlights the vital role pest control plays in protecting public health, food and property from the threats posed by pests. This April, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) draws attention to the essential services these professionals provide and commends their unwavering commitment to protecting our homes and businesses.
“Pest control professionals recognized by the US Department of Homeland Security as a vital service in the midst of the pandemic are directly responsible for our health, safety and food supplies, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their tireless efforts,” said Cindy Mannes. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the NPMA. “As we spend more time at home than ever before, it is imperative that our surroundings remain pest free. While pest control professionals work year round, National Pest Management Month is the perfect time to recognize their efforts and remind homeowners of the importance of proactive pest control. “
In a recent survey of over 1,400 U.S. homeowners commissioned by the NPMA and conducted online by The Harris Poll, 73% of homeowners who have used licensed pest control services in the past year said they did so in the past three months alone to have. Now that spring has come, the NPMA has the following tips to help keep pests out.
- Clean your gutters. Mosquitoes love moisture. Therefore, remove all residues to avoid stagnant water.
- Seal all cracks. Mice can fit through dime-sized holes. So seal any cracks on the outside of the house.
- Clean it up. Crumbs and spilled material are attractive to cockroaches. So make sure that all surfaces are cleaned regularly.
- Call a professional. If an infestation is suspected, contact a pest control professional for proper assessment and treatment.
More information is available at www.PestWorld.org.
This survey was conducted online in the US by The Harris Poll on behalf of the National Pest Management Association March 25-29, 2021 of 1,466 US homeowners aged 18 and over, of whom 488 used pest control services in the past year. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore an estimate of the theoretical sample error cannot be calculated. For a full survey methodology, including weighting variables and sample sizes for subgroups, please contact [email protected].
Via the National Pest Management Association
The NPMA, a non-profit organization of more than 5,500 members, was founded in 1933 to support the pest control industry’s commitment to protecting public health, food and property from the disease and threat posed by pests. For more information, visit PestWorld.org or follow @PestWorld on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
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