Celebrate Tick Awareness Week in May


April 28, 2023



Tick Awareness Week is an annual designation established by Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) on May 7-13 and recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events.

The week promotes public knowledge of ticks and the threats they present to humans and pests.

PPMA, which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is urging pest control companies to help spread awareness of the dangers associated with ticks.

“Tick-related diseases are on the rise across the nation and with consumers heading outdoors more this season, it is imperative that we continually educate the public about ticks,” said Dr. Jim Fredericks, executive director of PPMA. “Pest control professionals play an important role in preserving public health and the annual Tick Awareness Week presents a unique opportunity for pest control companies to rally behind this essential campaign.”

During this week, PPMA will devote all @PestWorld social media pages to address all things ticks, highlighting its TickTalk.org microsite and consumer site, PestWorld.org. PPMA is asking all pest control companies to join in this awareness initiative by focusing their social media content on ticks throughout the week and using the hashtag #TickAwarenessWeek in all posts.

PPMA has created an exclusive Tick Awareness Week toolkit, available for Mainframe subscribers to download on PPMAMainframe.org. The toolkit includes a customizable press release, suggested social media content, Tick Awareness Week logos, high-resolution photography and video, media training documents, and more.

About Professional Pest Management Alliance

The PPMA was founded in 1997 to grow, promote and defend the pest management industry. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, PPMA has served as the voice of the industry and continues to proactively provide the public with information and education on the value of professional pest management through its media relations, public service announcement, advertising and online communications programs it conducts on behalf of the NPMA.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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