Funeral procession raises termite threat awareness and funds for Relay for Life

J&J Exterminating raised over $500 during its Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour March 20. Employees in their work vehicles followed a hearse with a 7-foot dead termite on top through Natchitoches to the downtown riverbank. Once there families, residents and visitors posed in front of the unique ride. They also enjoyed a free burger lunch. A donation jar on the table filled up quickly.

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.

The Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour travels across the country during National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) Termite Awareness Week, 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.