When developing their websites, pest management companies sometimes download photos/images from the internet and assume they are in the public domain and may be used without any restrictions. You may not know it, but you may be infringing a copyright. It’s not uncommon for a PMP to get a letter from an attorney demanding payment for using a copyrighted photo and threatening litigation if the company does not settle. It can cost many thousands of dollars. NPMA recommends:

1. That PMPs review their websites (and other images) to be sure they are not infringing copyrights.

2. If you need high-quality pest photos, NPMA has a FREE photo library of professional pest images available on my.npmapestworld.org for members to use on their websites and marketing materials. Please contact us at npma@pestworld.org if you need assistance logging in.

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