The National Pest Management Association shares pest prevention tips
for homeowners just in time for spring
FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This April, the National
Pest Management Association (NPMA) is recognizing the efforts of the
pest management industry during National Pest Management Month by
sharing pest prevention tips just in time for spring. National Pest
Management Month is an annual designation recognized by Chase’s
Calendar of Events that promotes the importance of proper and
effective professional pest control in today’s society.
Public health officials attribute today’s quality of life to three
things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation, and
better pest control, with pest control being an essential component in
the protection of public health, food and property.
“Pests carry and transmit many dangerous diseases, yet it’s hard for
those of us who live in the U.S. to understand a world where better pest
control does not exist,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public
affairs at NPMA. “The industry has made significant advancements over
the years to help reduce pest threats and provide more targeted and
innovative solutions to customers, encouraging the practice of
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help eliminate sources of food,
water and shelter to help keep pests out.”
According to Mannes, homeowners also play a proactive role in helping to
protect their families from pests, and April is the perfect time to
pest-proof homes as spring marks an influx in pest activity.
To protect against ants, mice, termites, mosquitoes and more, the NPMA
recommends the following tips:
Inspect the outside of the home for easy access points, paying special
attention to areas where utility pipes enter. Seal small cracks and
crevices with caulk and use steel wool to fill larger holes.
Keep grass cut low and trim tree branches, shrubbery and other
vegetation so it is away from the house.
Clean out leaves and other debris from gutters to prevent stagnant
water, which can provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
- Dispose of garbage regularly in a sealed trash bin.
Wipe down counters and sweep floors to remove crumbs and residue from
spills in the kitchen and bathroom.
For more information, visit www.PestWorld.org.
About the National Pest Management Association
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 from the diseases
and dangers of common household pests. For more information, visit PestWorld.org.
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