HOUSTON ─ While a 7-foot termite strapped to the roof of a hearse may seem fearsome, those who have dealt with the dangers of actual termites up close know the real threat is much larger. Millions of homeowners risk losing billions of dollars in property damage this year. Some will lose their homes altogether. Against this unseen termite threat, the best defense is awareness.
Beginning March 11, during Termite Awareness Week for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour will travel across the country for the second year in a row, crossing 22 states to alert homeowners about how to stop termites dead in their tracks. NPMA estimates termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year, so the Deader Than Dead Tour team is hitting the road to show homeowners how to best protect themselves from harm.
Deader Than Dead Tour
The six-week Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour will educate homeowners on the importance of preventative termite control and the value the Sentricon system provides. Featuring the “Coroner’s Caddy” — a 17-foot hearse outfitted with a 7-foot dead termite replica on its roof — the tour will visit 11 cities during peak termite swarm season.
The Deader Than Dead Tour makes its second stop in Houston, Texas, with ABC Home & Commercial Services, the largest independently owned and operated pest control company in Texas. Committed to excellence, the ABC Home & Commercial Services team provides environmentally responsible, reliable and superior services for homeowners and businesses. When it comes to termites, ABC Home & Commercial Services also offers preventative warranties for homes susceptible to future pest damage.
“As the largest independent pest control company in Texas, homeowners can only benefit from the options we offer — especially a stand-alone termite solution like the Sentricon system, which destroys the entire termite colony without causing environmental damage,” says Ben Johnson, pest control, termite and rodent manager at ABC Home & Commercial Services. “With our resources and industry know-how, our customers can rest easy knowing their homes are safeguarded by the best in pest control.”
Catch the Coroner’s Caddy in action on March 15
To celebrate its revamped facility and commitment to serving the Cypress and Houston communities, ABC Home & Commercial Services will host a Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at its company headquarters (11934 Barker Cypress Rd., Cypress) on March 15 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Following the ceremony, ABC Home & Commercial Services will host a barbecue cookout for community members from noon to 2 p.m. on company grounds, featuring family-friendly activities, including a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, face painting, music, giveaways and a photo opportunity with the Coroner’s Caddy.
The day’s festivities will conclude with a charitable installation of the Sentricon® system for a local homeowner impacted by Hurricane Harvey. ABC Home & Commercial Services is donating its services as part of a relief effort to restore the home and prevent future damage.
Other stops for the Deader Than Dead Tour include:
· March 11: Fort Myers, Florida (Fort Myers Pest Control)
· March 18: Beaumont, Texas (Bill Clark Pest Control)
· March 20: Natchitoches, Louisiana (J&J Exterminating)
· March 22: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Mother Nature’s Pest and Lawn)
· March 25: Wichita, Kansas (Patton Termite & Pest Control)
· March 26: Kansas City, Missouri (Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions)
· April 1: Greenville, South Carolina (Spencer Pest Services)
· April 4: Nashville, Tennessee (All-American Pest Control)
· April 10: Monroe, Connecticut (AAA ABC Exterminating)
Follow along with the Coroner’s Caddy and the Deader Than Dead Tour to learn more. Visit the official site for the Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour and follow Facebook and Twitter for live updates on the Sentricon system.
The Sentricon system: a clear solution to the hidden problem
Termites are an unseen problem, and damage is rarely covered by homeowners insurance. More than 4 million homes across the United States have been protected by the Sentricon system, but tens of millions are vulnerable to attack. The best solution for termites is proactive protection and awareness. Homeowners can avoid damage by having an annual inspection done by a professional and preventative termite protection in place.
Using scientific knowledge of termite behavior, the Sentricon® system provides complete termite protection by eliminating the entire termite colony, including the termite queen. It was designed and developed to stop termites from being able to eat, reproduce or survive. No other product has been as thoroughly proven effective as the Sentricon® system, which means it keeps termites out of homes and gives homeowners peace of mind.
To be sure you aren’t the victim of termite damage, schedule an inspection with your local pest management company. You can start by finding your local Certified Sentricon Specialist™.
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