The Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour Addresses the Lurking Termite Threat in Cayce

7-foot dead termite riding on a hearse tells termites to hit the road this spring

INDIANAPOLIS - A danger is lurking for homeowners. Only those who have already faced it are passionate about stopping it from happening again. But millions of homeowners who don’t think it’ll happen to them are at risk. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the danger of termites.

Beginning March 16 during National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) Termite Awareness Week, the Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour will travel across 12 states to get the word out that homeowners don’t have to live with the threat of termites or the billions of dollars of damage they cause each year. NPMA estimates termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year, so the Sentricon system team is hitting the road to make sure all homeowners are aware and can be prepared.

Deader Than Dead Tour
The five-week Sentricon 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 six cities during peak termite swarm season.  

The Deader Than Dead Tour makes its first stop at Home Pest Control in Cayce, South Carolina, where the pest management professionals believe in protecting what matters — your family, health and home. Home Pest Control is dedicated to serving its community, offering its services at no charge to local non-profit organizations and programs, such as St. Lawrence Place, for more than 15 years. Located in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, Home Pest Control is locally owned and has a 50-year history of serving South Carolina residents.

“It’s our job to protect the families and homes in our community,” says Steve Leidinger, vice president, Home Pest Control. “By partnering with Realtors and homebuilders to offer affordable pest control services, we’re helping reduce homeowners’ stress associated with building and real estate closings. You invest so much to create your custom dream home, the last thing you would want is for it to become infested and damaged by termites. Old homes, new homes — termites like them all. Home Pest Control specializes in protecting your property before pests become a problem.”

Other stops for the Deader Than Dead tour include:

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The Sentricon® system: a clear solution to the hidden problem
Termites are an invisible problem, and damage is rarely protected 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 protects property 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 to be as effective as the Sentricon system, which means it keeps termites out of homes and out 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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