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Have you started seeing Spotted Lanternflies? This invasive species first traveled to Pennsylvania in 2014 and has quickly expanded throughout other areas of America. Watch this video to learn about the threats posed by this pest!
The arrival of warm weather is certainly a reason to celebrate — and a reason to be on the lookout for unwanted pests. Read on to learn about the health risks associated with summertime pests and how to prevent them.
Tickborne diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are on the rise across the country. Both diseases present with many similar symptoms, so it’s important to know the signs of each.
Want to protect your sweat equity and the integrity of your home, now and into the future? Keep reading to learn about several ways in which your home could be vulnerable to insects and rodents—and what you can do to stop these threats in their tracks.
Lyme disease is one of the more common tickborne diseases and is widely known for causing a circular red rash to appear at the bite site. In recent years, celebrities suffering from the illness have begun to speak out about their own experiences. Read on to learn more about those helping to shed light on the common tickborne disease.
Did you know ticks are not insects? They are actually classified as arachnids or relatives of spiders, scorpions and mites.
There are nearly 100 different tick species in the U.S. but the Asian longhorned tick is an invasive species on the move across the country. Watch to learn more about this pest!
Don't let ticks ruin your outdoor fun this spring and summer. Check out these tips from PestWorld!
While small in size, ticks are a big problem, capable of transmitting serious diseases to humans and pets. To properly identify a tick, it’s important to know what they look like at each of their four life stages. Check out this video to learn more!
According to a recent NPMA survey conducted by The Harris Poll, one in five (22%) Americans know someone who has contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite. Because of this, NPMA is spreading awareness about health risks associated with these experienced hitchhikers. Read on to learn more: https://bit.ly/3M6ZyOX
May 7-13 is Tick Awareness Week! Be sure to follow PestWorld throughout the week as we share need-to-know information about ticks like how to prevent bites and how to remove a tick. Also, be sure to visit TickTalk.org for additional tick prevention tips.
Fruit flies are a type of fly that often infest homes containing ripe, rotting, or decayed fruit and produce. Read on to learn more!
Calling all parents, guardians, and educators! Introduce your children to kid-friendly pest facts and insect information on PestWorldForKids.com. Enjoy hours of entertaining learning through downloadable activities, games, crafts, and more!
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Identification is key to being able to manage pests. If you’re unsure what pest you’ve seen on your property, or what warning signs you should be on the lookout for, check out our Pest Guides.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is educating homeowners about pests like cockroaches, dust mites and rodents that can exacerbate asthma and allergy symptoms inside their homes. Keep reading to learn more!

The NPMA was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protecti

PestWorld.org is the official website of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). In addition to factual pest control resources and information, you can search for exterminators in your area, and find detailed information on specific household pests to help you prevent infestations. Feel free to use PestWorld.org as your main resource for credible information on bugs, rodents, pest control

Bed Bugs 101: What Bed Bugs Look Like and Where They Hide 09/03/2023

If you're traveling over the holiday weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for the telltale signs of a bed bug infestation. Read on to learn more about these hitchhiking pests!

Bed Bugs 101: What Bed Bugs Look Like and Where They Hide Bed bugs are sneaky pests capable of "hitchhiking" home with travelers and causing infestations. Find out more about this pest, including ways to prevent them and where they can be found.

08/31/2023

Are you ready for a bug battle? Today's matchup: Black Widow vs. Brown Recluse. Keep watching to see which creepy crawler comes out on top!

Tick Talk | How to Check for Ticks 08/31/2023

Planning to head out on a hike over the long weekend? Don't forget to perform a tick check on both yourself and your furry friends when you return.

Tick Talk | How to Check for Ticks Tick Talk is a resource where people can learn more about tick species, diseases ticks can spread, and tick prevention.

Mouse in your house? Simple Tips to Control Mice and Rats – PestWorld 08/30/2023

With fall just around the corner, rodents will seek out homes as warm places to stay during the cooler months. Ensure your home isn't a welcome environment for rodents. Check out these prevention tips!

Mouse in your house? Simple Tips to Control Mice and Rats – PestWorld Find out how to catch a mouse and get mouse prevention advice from the experts.

Find Local Exterminators: Local Pest Control Companies 08/27/2023

Summer is beginning the wind down, but pests are more active than ever! If you suspect a pest issue in or around your home, call a pro. Check out our Zip Code Locator to find a professional in your area.

Find Local Exterminators: Local Pest Control Companies Looking for an exterminator? Search local pest control companies in our national PestWorld exterminator directory. Find a local pest control professional.

08/26/2023

Summer is beginning the wind down, but pests are more active than ever! If you suspect a pest issue in or around your home, call a pro. Check out our Zip Code Locator to find a professional in your area.

Will They Eat It? 08/25/2023

Have you seen Season 2 of our fan favorite video series Will They Eat It? Our termites are back and hungrier than ever! Check out what happens in this season's episodes when we release 1 MILLION hungry termites on common household items.

Will They Eat It? The National Pest Management Association went on a mission to reveal the extent of termites’ destructive diet. We introduced termite colonies to various household items and documented the eye-opening results.

Signs of Carpenter Ants: How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants 08/24/2023

The main signs of a carpenter ant infestation in the house are small openings on the surface of wood. If you find these signs, contact a pest control professional about carpenter ant extermination immediately. They can cause serious damage to your home if not appropriately dealt with.

Signs of Carpenter Ants: How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants If you see signs of carpenter ants in your house, how do you get rid of them? Do you need an exterminator? See information and photos of carpenter ants.

08/22/2023

NPMA released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests for the remainder of summer and into fall. For the first time ever, the report includes a mosquito pressure warning for the entire state of Florida due to above-average temperatures and precipitation, which create ideal breeding conditions for these disease-spreading pests. See if your city made the list! https://bit.ly/3P4s98O

08/17/2023

It's back to school season! Help your kids get prepared by checking out educations games and resources on PestWorldForKids.org

How to Get Rid of Bats: Bat Facts, Information, Pest Control 08/17/2023

Bats are nocturnal, flying animals that are known for inhabiting dark and secluded locations. Since the discovery of the first bat fossil dating back 53 million years ago, scientists have identified over 980 species of bats worldwide, 40 of them living in the U.S. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Get Rid of Bats: Bat Facts, Information, Pest Control Get bat facts, information, and pest control advice from the experts at the National Pest Management Association. Plus, lean how to get rid of bats, and more.

08/15/2023

Have you accidentally encountered a stinging insect on your property? These pests are not a DIY task. If suspect a problem, call a pro!

Photos from PestWorld's post 08/14/2023

Each year, stinging insects send approximately 500,000 people to the emergency room. Allergic reactions to insect stings can be life threatening and require immediate medical attention.

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If you're concerned about stinging insects on your property, call a pro! https://bit.ly/448YFei

08/12/2023

Red imported fire ants are an invasive species found throughout the southern U.S. Don’t let their small size fool you! These pests are capable of inflicting painful stings to humans that disturb their nest. Keep watching to see how these pests react when our rover interferes.

08/11/2023

Yellowjackets are social insects that will sting to protect themselves if they feel threatened. These flying insects feed on sugary substances and often linger at outdoor gatherings while foraging for sweets. A colony can contain up to 4,000 workers so even accidentally, disturbing their nest can cause a chaotic and dangerous reaction.

08/10/2023

Did you know that stinging insects send half a million people to the emergency room every year? In this episode of Do Not Disturb, we’re going to show you what could happen when a bald-faced hornet nest is accidentally disturbed, and the not-so-friendly responses that could follow.

08/10/2023

Beware of stingers! We're unveiling our latest video project, Do Not Disturb, to show consumers just how easy it is to accidentally disturb stinging or biting insects. Check it out: donotdisturb.pestworld.org/

08/08/2023

Whether it’s a state of the art “man cave,” a kid-friendly playroom, home gym or disorganized storage room, every basement is susceptible to pest infestations. This is why basement insect control is crucial. Basements are a home away from home to a variety of bugs that thrive in dark, damp areas, including termites, cockroaches and spiders to name a few: https://bit.ly/3QuTdPS

Insect Bites and Stings 08/07/2023

Biting and stinging insects pose some of the biggest threats to health and safety. Check out this guide to help you identify bug bites and the pests that cause them.

Insect Bites and Stings Biting and stinging insects pose some of the biggest threats to health and safety, sending more than half a million people to the emergency room every year.

08/06/2023

You won't believe threse mosquito facts!

Fleas: Control, Extermination, & Prevention of Fleas in Home 08/05/2023

While pet owners are primarily at risk for flea infestations, these biting pests can also be brought onto a property via wild animals like raccoons or skunks and then make their way into a home. Keep reading to learn more!

Fleas: Control, Extermination, & Prevention of Fleas in Home Learn about fleas and get information on flea control and extermination. The pest control experts at PestWorld.org explain how to identify a flea infestation.

West Nile Virus: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention: PestWorld 08/04/2023

West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness that is carried from infected birds to humans via mosquitoes, which serve as vectors of the disease. Reach on to learn more about West Nile virus symptoms, treatment and prevention.

West Nile Virus: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention: PestWorld West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is carried from infected birds to humans via mosquitoes, which serve as vectors of the disease.

08/03/2023

Have you seen these invasive pests in your area?

What is a Termite Inspection? | Importance of Termite Inspections 07/31/2023

What's a termite inspection and do you need one? The answer: YES! This pest can cause significant and costly damage to your home. Read on to find out how.

What is a Termite Inspection? | Importance of Termite Inspections What is a termite inspection and why do you need one? Learn about the importance of getting a termite inspection, whether buying or selling a home or simply to prevent serious damage in your current home.

07/30/2023

What are the most common areas in the home where cockroaches are found? Dr. Jim Fredericks discusses the most popular cockroach hangouts.

Paper Wasps & European Hornets: What's the Difference? 07/29/2023

While you may have heard of common offenders like paper wasps and European hornets, are you able to tell the difference from how they look, to what they eat, and where they like to nest? We’ve detailed each species to help answer the question - what’s the difference between paper wasps and European hornets?

Paper Wasps & European Hornets: What's the Difference? Stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. While you may have heard of common pests like paper wasps and European hornets, are you able to tell the difference from how they look, to what they eat, and where they like to nest?

07/28/2023

Hey Pennsylvania! Ticks are especially active during the warm summer months. Check out this guide to learn more about the species that are most active in your area: https://bit.ly/457aNxe

How to Prevent Unwanted Pests from Invading Your Backyard Barbecues this Summer 07/27/2023

In the midst of summer, barbecues and outdoor gatherings are in full swing and unwanted pests are hoping to join in on the fun. To protect families during their summer celebrations, the National Pest Management Association is sharing tips to prevent encounters with pests like ants, ticks, mosquitoes and stinging insects. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Prevent Unwanted Pests from Invading Your Backyard Barbecues this Summer Summer is the time of year when families across the country gather to enjoy backyard BBQs. Unfortunately, pests will try to join in on the fun as well. Find out how to prevent stings and bites this summer.

07/26/2023

Take your kids on a fun and educational journey into the world of pests! Check out our Critter Crafts this summer and create 3-D bugs that parents will actually want in the house! Find this craft and more at PestWorldForKids.org.

07/25/2023

Termites are back for another season of NPMA’s “Will They Eat It?” See just how destructive this pest can be and the importance of preventing an infestation at WillTheyEatIt.PestWorld.org

07/23/2023

Don’t get too comfortable! Even if you can’t see them, termites could be crawling inside your seat. 🪑 They will attempt to eat wood wherever they find it, whether inside a chair frame or the walls of a house. Watch today's episode of Will They Eat It? to see how termites can take your seat right out from under you.

07/22/2023

Uhh termites ate my homework? 🤷 Not a likely excuse, but it can happen! The cellulose in bookbags, notebooks and magazines could be a termite's perfect packed lunch. Keep watching to see how termites can get you into some trouble at school.

07/21/2023

Man’s best friend better watch out! 🐶 Hungry termites come ready to play. They can chew right through the cotton exterior of your pet’s favorite plush toy – and then some. Watch to see how termites can ruin play time for your furry friend.

07/19/2023

Think your photo albums 📷 are safe from termites? Think again! Just as photo albums tend to be tucked away, termites are often out of sight wreaking havoc in your home. Watch this episode of Will They Eat It? to see how termites can take a bite out of your precious family memories!

07/18/2023

Termites wear several hats! They can be workers, soldiers or reproductives. Beware of worker termites - they love to eat wood and will even feed on the materials found in a baseball cap. Watch to see the results!

NPMA Unleashes Over One Million Termites in “Will They Eat It?” Season Two 07/18/2023

Our fan favorite series Will They Eat It? is BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER for season 2! We know that termites can tear right through wood but there are quite a few more cellulose-based household items that these tiny terrors can chew through? Season two showcases jaw-dropping results when more than a million hungry termites are released on objects including a baseball cap, family photo album, dog toy, backpack and even a big, comfy armchair. Stay tuned for the results!

NPMA Unleashes Over One Million Termites in “Will They Eat It?” Season Two NPMA's Will They Eat It? is back for a second season showing just how destructive termites can be.

07/16/2023

How are ants able to carry such large crumbs? Dr. Jim Fredericks, Chief Entomologist for the National Pest Management Association, explains.

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Signs & Spider Bite Treatment 07/15/2023

In truth, spiders are not intentionally harmful to humans. Most spider bites occur when humans accidentally trap or brush up against a spider and receive a defensive bite. However a spider bite can cause real harm. Especially with larger spiders, the bite itself may be painful and cause injury.

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Signs & Spider Bite Treatment Concerned about a spider bite? Discover the common symptoms of spider bites, when to worry and how to tell them apart from other bug bites.

07/14/2023

Stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room each year. Keep watching to learn how to avoid encounters with these pests.

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