Bed Bugs Top List of Most Searched Pests in 2015

The National Pest Management Association shares consumers’ top 10
pest concerns

FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When it comes to the most searched pests in 2015, it’s a bloodsucker
that takes the cake according to the National
Pest Management Association (NPMA)
. The NPMA announced today its
list of the Top 10 Pests of the Year, and bed bugs ranked #1. Spiders
and stinging insects were also at the top of the list.

“Bed bugs continue to cause significant problems across the country due
to their uncanny hitchhiking abilities and elusive habits,” said Cindy
Mannes, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “So, it makes sense
that people are looking for information about them. No one wants to
encounter bed bugs and they certainly want to find out how to protect
themselves from an infestation and how to get rid of them, fast.”

The NPMA analyzed the top 100 pages per session on its consumer website,
PestWorld.org, from January 1 through December 14, 2015 to determine
which pests generated the strongest content interest within the United
States. The following pests were identified as the most searched in 2015:

1. Bed bugs
2. Spiders
3. Stinging insects
4. Cockroaches
5.
Ants
6. Stink bugs
7. Mosquitoes
8. Ticks
9. Termites
10.
Rodents

A deeper analysis of PestWorld’s geo-data found that visitors to bed
bug-related pages on the website were specifically interested in general
biological information, unique bed bug facts and photos of bed bugs.

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. For more
information, visit
PestWorld.org.

Contacts

National Pest Management Association
Cindy Mannes
703-352-6762
cmannes@pestworld.org
or
Vault
Communications, Inc.
Amanda Polyak
610-455-2764
apolyak@vaultcommunications.com