The Sentricon® System Termite Awareness Tour Tackles the Termite Threat in Greenville

The Termite Caddy and a 7-foot termite visit Spencer Pest Services on Monday, April 1

GREENVILLE, S.C. ─ March 27, 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 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 12 cities during peak termite swarm season.

The Deader Than Dead Tour makes its ninth stop at Spencer Pest Services in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded by Bill Spencer in 1964, the company’s legacy has continued under owner and president Sheri Spencer Bachman. Built on removing the “bug-man” stigma from pest control, Spencer Bachman oversees company operations, while her daughter, Laura Corbin, runs the day-to-day operation. Embracing her role as a leading female in the pest control industry, Spencer Bachman is one of only 47 women in the country to be certified as an associate certified entomologist.

“We’re dedicated to embracing new ideas and implementing them with the ‘female touch’ we’re known for,” says Spencer Bachman. “And part of that touch is to make sure we’re providing homeowners with new ideas and eco-friendly solutions like the Sentricon® system. That’s our number one goal — to bring the best pest management solutions possible from our family to yours.”

Puppet love comes to Greenville

To commemorate the Deader Than Dead Tour’s visit to Greenville on April 1, Spencer Pest Services is hosting a one-of-a-kind puppet wedding between the Sentricon® Grim Reaper mascot and Tiara, the BeeUtiful Spencer Pest Services mascot. A quick ceremony, complete with wedding attire and a custom cake, will be followed by a recessional with the Grim Reaper escorting his bride in the Corner’s Caddy to local landmarks around Greenville.

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 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 4: Nashville, Tennessee (All-American Pest Control)
·         April 10: Monroe, Connecticut (AAA ABC Exterminating Inc.)
·         April 15: Athens, Georgia (American Pest Control, Inc.)

Follow along with the Coroner’s Caddy and 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.

About Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont        

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at Follow Corteva Agriscience on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Always read and follow label directions.


Mary Jessen
Bader Rutter

Jack Sherman
Bader Rutter

Danny Leckie
Corteva Agriscience
Agriculture Division of DowDuPont