7-foot Dead Termite Riding on a Hearse Gears Up for Second Pest Awareness Tour
FORT MYERS, Fla., March 7, 2019 — 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 the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) Termite Awareness Week, 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 on how they can 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 preventive 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 first stop in Fort Myers, Florida, where the professionals at Fort Myers Pest Control have been serving homeowners since 1966. As a locally owned, second-generation company, Fort Myers Pest Control has grown to service more than 17,000 Southwest Floridians’ homes for general pest needs, lawn services and termite protection.
Fort Myers Pest Control considers “snowbird” homeowners and vacationing residents a high priority. “We’re dedicated to serving our community by helping people protect their homes year-round,” says Scott Kight, associate certified entomologist at Fort Myers Pest Control. “Many of our customers live out of state and aren’t aware of the threat of termites or the damage they can cause. That’s where we come in. Old homes, new homes, permanent residents or otherwise — we’re here to make sure their properties are protected 24/7/365.”
Fort Myers Pest Control will host a termite education and awareness event at the Pine Lakes Country Club (10200 Pine Lakes Blvd. in North Fort Myers) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Join Fort Myers Pest Control staff for refreshments and a photo opportunity with the Coroner’s Caddy.
Other stops for the Deader Than Dead Tour include:
- March 15: Houston, Texas (ABC Home & Commercial Services)
- March 18: Beaumont, Texas (Bill Clark Pest Control)
- March 20: Natchitoches, Louisiana (J&J Exterminating)
- March 22: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Mother Nature’s Pest & Lawn)
- March 25: Wichita, Kansas (Patton Termite & Pest Control)
- March 26: Kansas City, Missouri (Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions)
- March 30: Greensboro, North Carolina (Stark Exterminators/Arrow Exterminators,Inc.)
- April 1: Greenville, South Carolina (Spencer Pest Services)
- April 4: Nashville, Tennessee (All-American Pest Control Inc.)
- April 10: Monroe, Connecticut (AAA ABC Exterminating Inc.)
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 preventive 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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