MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, today announced the launch of an ambush makeover sweepstakes in which the company will select daily winners of various outdoor related prizes valued at $250 and be entered to win a grand prize of a backyard makeover by HGTV designer John Gidding. Ten finalists will also receive one full year of the new eco-friendly Terminix Mosquito Service, which does not contain harmful chemicals and, is safe around people, pets and food. No purchase is necessary, so to enter the sweepstakes and contest, visit facebook.com/terminix between June 2 and June 27, 2014.
"During these warmer months, it's all about maximizing your outdoor time with friends and family," said Gidding. "I'm excited to work with Terminix to give one lucky homeowner a dream makeover and help them take back their backyards with the new Terminix Mosquito Service."
Terminix's new eco-friendly mosquito service began national rollout earlier this spring and is now available at its more than 300 branches throughout the country. Unlike other mosquito control products that simply repel, the active ingredient in the Terminix solution kills more than 90 percent of mosquitoes within the three weeks following each application in areas surrounding a customer's home or business. The mosquito service is available as an annual contract with monthly service applications made by a Terminix professional during the designated mosquito season based on the customer's locale. Pricing is based on a customer's geographic location and size of the treated area.
Not only are mosquitoes irritating, they can also be dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that, worldwide, mosquitoes kill more humans than any other animal on Earth—including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, and even humans, combined. In the United States, West Nile virus has been reported in every mainland state since first being detected in 1999. Mosquitoes also transmit other devastating viruses to humans such as encephalitis, dengue, Chikungunya and yellow fever.
For more information about the Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes and Contest, visit facebook.com/terminix. To learn more about the new Terminix mosquito service, including how to schedule service, visit www.terminix.com.
Terminix is the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services approximately 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. Terminix is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. To learn more about Terminix, visit www.Terminix.com.
The ServiceMaster Company, LLC is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company's portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix® (termite and pest control), American Home Shield® (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore® (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean® (janitorial), Merry Maids® (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic® (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec® (home inspections). The company serves approximately 5 million residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at www.twitter.com/ServiceMaster or www.facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.