11-4-09: North Carolina Pest Management Association Responds to News of a Death and Injuries in South Carolina Related to Use of Bug Foggers in the Home

Raleigh, N.C. – Today, in response to the news of the death of an infant and other injuries of a mother and child in South Carolina due to the use of bug foggers in the home, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) issued a reminder to homeowners that the association is a resource for those with pest questions and others who need guidance on ridding pests from their homes.

“It is important for the public to know there are resources available to them to help assist in their pest related questions and problems,” said Kristin Dodd, Vice President of the North Carolina Pest Management Association.  “The North Carolina Pest Management Association encourages homeowners who have a pest problem, to contact a pest professional when there are questions about proper treatment and to identify the best method for treating their particular pest problems.”

Homeowners can visit NCPMA’s Web site, www.ncpestmanagement.org, to find a qualified, well-trained pest professional in their area to assist with pest related problems.

“As an association dedicated to serving as a resource to the state for pest related problems, we were saddened to hear about the tragedy in this neighboring state and the loss of life of an infant,” added Dodd. “Our members receive continuous training to ensure we’re all able to meet the public’s needs and help avoid situations like this.”

Members of the North Carolina Pest Management Association are available to answer questions related to use of bug foggers in the home, the benefits of contacting a pest professional and how the public can locate a qualified, highly-trained professional.

About the North Carolina Pest Management Association

Founded in 1952, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA), is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. NCPMA promotes the continued cooperation and success of all pest management businesses in North Carolina.  Formerly, the North Carolina Pest Control Association, NCPMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing and educating North Carolina’s pest management professionals.

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