APRIL 1 (Springfield Virginia.)  Whether it’s ants, termites, spiders, fleas, bed bugs or rodents, pest professionals help prevent pests from spreading disease, destroying homes and property and contaminating food. This April, ProTech Pest Control is proud to observe Pest Management Month, which is formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the Virginia Pest Management Association. In a proclamation, Governor Robert McDonnell encourages the public to “understand and appreciate the important role that pest management providers play in ensuring the health and well-being of Virginians” during the month of April.

“Working in an industry that is constantly evolving to combat different pests each year is a challenge,” says Brian Delaney, President.  “Pest Management Month provides an opportunity to recognize pest professionals for the important work that they do to keep our communities healthy and safe.”

Pest Management Month has been recognized for many years and goes beyond saluting an industry to increasing public awareness about the serious threats pests can pose and the invested dedication pest management professionals have in protecting against such threats.

“In honor of Pest Management Month, ProTech Pest Control is reminding our customers to take time this month to pest-proof their homes and properties,” says Delaney. “Simple steps like sealing cracks around the outside of your home, trimming branches and shrubbery away from the home and reducing areas of moisture indoors can go a long way to help prevent pest problems. Homeowners should contact a pest professional if a pest infestation is suspected.”

To learn more about pests and ways to pest-proof your home, visit www.protechpest.com.
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, reflected in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, visit Pestworld.org.

VPMA is a professional organization of approximately 250 member companies employing over 3000 people throughout Virginia and generating over $280 million in annual revenues.  It is dedicated to promoting the interests and general welfare of the pest management industry and to supporting scientific, technical and business research in the areas of pest management.  For more information, please call our Executive Director, Andrea Coron, at 877/875-8722 or visit our website at www.vpmaonline.com

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