An Exclusive Look at the Underground Home of America’s Number One Nuisance Pest

The National Pest Management Association offers rare glimpse of just how complex ant colonies can be FAIRFAX, VA (June 23, 2020) – With ants being the number one nuisance pest in America*, it’s safe to assume that almost everyone has spotted an ant on the kitchen counter and thought, “it’s just one, no problem!” Well, … Read more

EPA Administrator Visits Minnesota Farm, Announces $642,546 to Minnesota Department of Agriculture for Pesticides Programs | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Headquarters 09/28/2020 Minneapolis, Minn. (September 28, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and EPA Regional Administrator Kurt Thiede visited Don and Shaun Fiedler’s farm in Stanchfield, Minnesota where they announced a $642,546 grant to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to continue the implementation of the state’s pesticides program. “Farmers and the … Read more

Tick-borne Diseases on the Rise as Americans Spend More Time Outdoors

The National Pest Management Association shares top tick species to be on the lookout for this summer FAIRFAX, VA (July 16, 2020) – With more Americans expected to hit local trails and parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic than years past, experts at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are cautioning trailblazers to keep alert for … Read more

EPA Announces 2020 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Headquarters›Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 09/24/2020 WASHINGTON (September 24, 2020) — Today, as part of Pollution Prevention (P2) week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 18 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across 10 states and the District of Columbia for achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use … Read more

Native Stinging Insects Pose Greater Threat to Americans than Invasive “Murder Hornets”

The National Pest Management Association warns of the health threats stinging insects pose this summer FAIRFAX, VA (July 29, 2020) – In recent months, reports of “murder hornets” suddenly appearing in the U.S. set off widespread panic about the newfound invasive species, known for decimating local honey bee colonies and capable of causing human fatalities … Read more

EPA Settles with Starbucks Corporation for local Chemical Emergency Planning Violations | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Region 10 09/24/2020 SEATTLE –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled alleged civil chemical accident prevention and preparedness violations with Starbucks Corporation of Kent, Washington. Today’s settlement, reached under section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, is part of EPA’s ongoing efforts to reduce and eliminate  accidental releases … Read more

U.S. Fall and Winter Pest Predictions by Region

The National Pest Management Association issues its Fall/Winter 2020 Bug Barometer® forecast FAIRFAX, VA (September 24, 2020) – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer® forecast, a seasonal projection of the pest pressure and activity Americans can expect to see in their respective regions of the country based on weather … Read more

EPA Reaches Settlement with CarMax Store in Independence, Missouri, for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Region 07 09/21/2020 Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CarMax Auto Superstores Inc. have reached a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at the company’s Independence, Missouri, car dealership. According to EPA, CarMax discharged thousands of gallons of … Read more

High Temps, Excessive Rain and Impact from COVID-19 Create Perfect Storm for Pests

National Pest Management Association releases summer Vector Sectors™ list highlighting 10 U.S. cities most at-risk for increased pest populations FAIRFAX, VA (August 18, 2020) — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests … Read more

Idaho, Oregon, Washington and partners to receive nearly $1 Million in EPA Pollution Prevention Grants | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Region 10 09/23/2020 SEATTLE – During Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the selection of 42 organizations across 39 states to receive grant funding to support pollution prevention across the country. These grants will fund local projects that provide businesses and other facilities with information, training and … Read more

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