National Pest Management Association Supports Federal Bed Bug Legislation
Measure’s Introduction Comes on Heels of National Bed Bug Summit
May 5, 2009 - The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today expressed support for the Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009 (H.R. 2248), federal legislation aimed at helping to more effectively manage ever-growing infestations of the blood sucking pest.
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“NPMA strongly commends Congressman Butterfield for his leadership on this very important issue,” said Bob Rosenberg, NPMA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “His legislation will grant state and local governments, in concert with the professional pest management industry, the necessary resources to more effectively and aggressively manage bed bug infestations.”
The bill’s introduction comes on the heels of last month’s National Bed Bug Summit. Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the event drew almost 300 state and federal regulatory, public health, and housing officials, academics, landlords/property managers, pest professionals, and other key stakeholders.
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