Terminix Introduces Natural Pest Control Product

SafeShield(TM) Is Fast-Acting, Environmentally Responsible and Has a Fresh Scent

Jul 07, 2009, 16:19 ET from Terminix

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners can now eliminate pests while being eco-conscious thanks to Terminix SafeShield(TM), a new, natural pest control product that is made primarily from plant extracts.

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SafeShield is the first direct-to-consumer product from Terminix, the nation's largest pest control company, and is available at www.safeshield.com for $9.99 per bottle plus applicable taxes, shipping and handling. The eco-friendly product is made from 100 percent natural active ingredients and comes packaged in an easy-to-use 16-ounce non-aerosol spray bottle. When used as directed, Terminix SafeShield can be applied throughout the home and is safe to use in areas where children and pets play. It has a clean, fresh scent and does not stain countertops or upholstery.

"Having pests inside the home can be cause for serious concern," said Tom Brackett, Terminix president and chief operating officer. "Some pests inflict painful bites or contaminate food, and others spread diseases. SafeShield is designed to alleviate pest problems immediately and give consumers a new, more environmentally responsible choice when it comes to eliminating occasional pest problems."

Terminix SafeShield is engineered to target common household pests including ants, roaches, flies, spiders and other crawling and flying insects. Designed exclusively for indoor use, the fast-acting formula begins working on contact, and independent lab tests show SafeShield meets or exceeds the effectiveness of many conventional pest control products.

"Our product line is constantly evolving to ensure our customers get the most advanced pest protection available," Brackett said. "Consumers have made it clear they want a natural product, and we've listened. Our new offering will allow consumers to resolve their indoor pest problems quickly and responsibly with a product from a name they know and trust."

SafeShield works to complement regular professional pest control services from Terminix, and a complimentary bottle of SafeShield is currently being provided to new Terminix pest control customers in California, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas in the company's phased rollout of the product.

Terminix SafeShield, which is EPA-exempt, was developed in partnership with TyraTech, a leading independent pesticide company and uses TyraTech's Nature's Technology(TM) formula.

Terminix, a division of The ServiceMaster Company, is an industry leader in termite and pest control services. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix employs 12,000 associates across 450 service centers and serves more than 3 million customers in 45 states. Terminix provides pest control service for termites, rodents and other pests. To learn more about Terminix, visit their Web site at www.terminix.com or call 1-800-TERMINIX.

Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., ServiceMaster currently serves residential and commercial customers through a network of more than 5,500 company-owned locations and franchised licenses. The company's brands include TruGreen, TruGreen LandCare, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. The core services of the company include lawn care and landscape maintenance, termite and pest control, home warranties, cleaning and disaster restoration, house cleaning, furniture repair and home inspection.

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