OKLAHOMA CITY ─ 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 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 third stop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with Mother Nature’s Pest & Lawn. A family-owned and -operated business since it began in 1979, Mother Nature’s is dedicated to making the community feel like a part of its family. It’s no surprise that it has grown to become the largest pest control company in Oklahoma. When it comes to termites, the Sentricon® system is the only solution it trusts to eliminate the entire colony.
“March is prime termite swarming season in Oklahoma, yet many homeowners leave their homes unguarded,” says Norman Ahrend, owner of Mother Nature’s Pest & Lawn “Once visible signs of termite damage are detected, it’s often too late. By raising awareness of the termite threat and partnering with the Deader Than Dead Tour, we’re helping protect countless homes in our community from this preventable danger.”
At Mother Nature’s, family owned and operated takes on a new meaning. Children and grandchildren of Norman and Sheila Ahrend make up much of the company’s employee roster. “As a family-owned operation, the core values on which we’ve built our business are rooted in making our customers feel like a part of our own family,” Ahrend notes.
To further their family-oriented mission, Mother Nature’s Inc. is donating its services and installing the Sentricon® system free of charge at Grace Home in Blanchard, Oklahoma. Grace Home is a community residential program dedicated to providing assistance, care and hope for expectant mothers. The charitable installation is scheduled for Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m.
Following the Sentricon® installation, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Mother Nature’s crew will join the Coroner’s Caddy on a short road trip to surrounding communities, including Yukon, where the Mother Nature’s Pest & Lawn staff will visit the local fire department, police station and city hall that are protected by the Sentricon® system.
Other stops for the Deader Than Dead Tour include:
· March 11: Fort Myers, Florida (Fort Myers Pest Control)
· March 15: Houston, Texas (ABC Home & Commercial Services)
· March 18: Beaumont, Texas (Bill Clark Pest Control)
· March 20: Natchitoches, Louisiana (J&J Exterminating)
· 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 the Sentricon® system on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.
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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