NPMA Helps Consumers and Pros Stay Informed Part I of II

The NPMA has generously given Stern Environmental Group approval to have these valuable bed bug related documents available on our Blog to provide all consumers and pest control professionals’ important bed bug information to review.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is a non-profit organization which was established in 1933.  With over 5,000 members, the NPMA is dedicated to providing comprehensive information to pest control professionals, consumers, educators and the media as a means of protecting public’s health, food supply and property.  They serve as a leading authority for common household pests and have continued to be a positive voice for the pest control industry.

Recognizing the impact that bed bug infestations are taking on citizens across the United States, the NPMA has recently released new consumer information.  Here is a summary of the NPMA’s positions on certain bed bug related issues:

Formation of State/Municipal Bed Bug Task Force/Working Group/Advisory Committee – The NPMA supports the formation of bed bug task forces at state and municipal government levels.  Additionally, the NPMA believes that each state should have bed bug regulation, especially policy related to bed bug management activities which should be governed by the state lead pesticide regulatory agency.  One state governed agency would alleviate confusion and conflicting municipal ordinances.

Government Funded Bed Bug Research – The NPMA is asking the United States government, in particular, Congress, to authorize and make funds available for bed bug research.

White Paper on Bed Bug Related Public Policy Issues – Due to the resurgence of bed bugs in the United States, many of elected officials in the United States are listening to constituents’ complaints about the bloodsuckers.  This NPMA White Paper clarifies some of the bed bug policy issues that are of great importance to the NPMA.

Please check back on Wednesday for the conclusion.