Running throughout April, National Pest Management Month, aims to highlight the vital role pest control plays in the US, in protecting public health, food and property from the threats posed by pests.
This month, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is calling attention to the essential services these professionals provide and applauding their steadfast commitment to ensuring homes and businesses remain protected.
Cindy Mannes, senior vice president of public affairs for the NPMA, said: “Recognised as an essential service amid the pandemic by the US Department of Homeland Security, pest control professionals are directly responsible for our health, safety and food supply, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their tireless efforts.
“As we spend more time at home than ever before, it’s imperative our environments remain pest-free. While pest control professionals work year-round, National Pest Management Month is the perfect time to recognise their efforts and remind homeowners of the importance of proactive pest prevention.”
In a recent survey among over 1,400 U.S. homeowners, commissioned by the NPMA and conducted online by The Harris Poll, 73% of homeowners who used licensed pest control services in the past year report doing so in just the last three months alone.