Secret Site Map
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Home News Pest Management Goes Mobile with Availability of New Cell Phone Application

Pest Management Goes Mobile with Availability of New Cell Phone Application

Technical

A free, downloadable cell phone application designed to provide the public with convenient, on-the-go access to the most popular sections of the NPMA’s educational consumer website, PestWorld.org, is now available.

| July 7, 2010

FAIRFAX, Va. - The Professional Pest Management Alliance, which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), has announced the availability of a free, downloadable cell phone application designed to provide the public with convenient, on-the-go access to the most popular sections of the NPMA’s educational consumer website, PestWorld.org.

The application features a mobile version of the PestWorld.org pest guide, which is designed to help consumers easily identify pests that they find in their home or property, as well as learn about pests’ habits and any health or property threats they may pose. Consumers can also locate and direct-dial a pest professional using the “Find a Pro” zip code search function on the application. Other features include an informative frequently asked questions section and tips for finding a qualified pest professional.

“In today’s fast-paced, knowledge-driven society, and with the accessibility we receive from smart phones, we know that when consumers are looking for information, they want it instantaneously,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “Our new cell phone application allows consumers to find any information they need about pests like termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents and stinging insects at the touch of a button, from wherever they happen to be.”

According to Henriksen, the app also gives consumers mobile access to NPMA member companies. “This new application is just one more way in which PPMA is striving to educate the public and help to grow the professional pest management industry.”

The PestWorld application is currently available exclusively to iPhone users, but will soon be available on Blackberry and Droid phones as well. To download the application, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pest-world/id376666327?mt=8

For more information about this new cell phone application or PPMA, please visit http://www.NPMAPestWorld.org/PPMA

Top news

Industry Icon Blanton Whitmire Dies

Whitmire, whose contributions to the pest control industry include founding Whitmire Research Laboratories (a BASF legacy company) and developing the innovative “crack and crevice” aerosol technology, died on Sunday, at 97.

Bayer Announces Three Marketing Team Changes

Jennifer Poore was announced as the new marketing communications manager for the professional pest management business, Ray Daniels as the general insect control product manager and Kristen Fielding as the bait and termite product manager.

Four Rentokil Brands Team Up to Serve Community

Eden, Alpha Ecological, Ambius, and Green Choice colleagues provided in-need items to the Ronald McDonald East House in Portland.

Fund Established to Help Family of Texas Service Technician

Absolute Pest Management’s Doug Copeland passed away at age 39.

Harry Katz Turns 100

Renowned entomologist and former PCT columnist hits milestone birthday.

x