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PPMA Unveils New Video Series as a Cautionary Reminder of Stinging Insect Dangers

Project seeks to educate the public about various stinging insect species found in the U.S.


FAIRFAX VA. (August 9, 2023) — The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), just introduced its latest video project, Do Not Disturb, to show consumers just how easy it is to accidentally disturb stinging or biting insects.


Wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets are a common nuisance at cookouts in late summer and early autumn as populations are at their peak, and PPMA is taking this time to not only remind consumers about the threats posed by stinging insects, but to also equip them with easy-to-follow tips to minimize their risks of pest stings or bites.


“While most people are likely aware of stinging insects’ defense mechanisms, many may not realize how little of effort is required to solicit a reaction from these pests,” said Dr. Jim Fredericks, board-certified entomologist and Executive Director of PPMA. “Our mission with the production of Do Not Disturb is to demonstrate just how easy it is to accidentally disturb a stinging or biting insect colony, and the lengths that these pests will go to in order to protect themselves as a result.”


With three new, thrilling episodes, Do Not Disturb is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they’re left wondering how these pests may react when an outside force disrupts their nest. Even better, viewers will leave each episode with actionable steps they can take to avoid these pests at all costs.


New episodes can be found on DoNotDisturb.pestworld.org and @PestWorld social media channels. For more information about PPMA, visit http://www.NPMApestworld.org/PPMA.




About the Professional Pest Management Alliance 

The PPMA was founded in 1997 to grow, promote and defend the pest management industry. For more than 25 years, PPMA has served as the voice of the industry and continues to proactively provide the public with information and education on the value of professional pest management through its media relations, public service announcement, advertising and online communications programs it conducts on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. It actively manages the consumer website, PestWorld.org, and social media channels as @PestWorld on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. For more information, please visit PPMAMainframe.org or NPMAPestWorld.org/PPMA.   


About the National Pest Management Association  
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with nearly 5,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food, and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. Learn more at www.npmapestworld.org.