Educational Web Site Helps Homeowners Keep Termites Away

Termites101.org Explains Termite Identification, Prevention, Treatment and Control.

United States homeowners now have a new tool to help them learn how to protect their homes from termites — Termites101.org. The interactive Web site was created through a partnership between Atlanta-based Orkin, Inc. and the members of the Consumer Education Council on Termites (CECT), a group comprised of several of the top termite experts in the U.S — including university experts from Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of Georgia and Virginia Tech.

Termites101.org was designed to help homeowners understand how to better partner with a termite provider to identify, prevent, treat and control termite activity. The site includes interactive pages, videos, photos and expert articles that explain termite activity, warning signs and treatments. Interactive pages on Termites101.org include a home that highlights termite hot spots and a U.S. map that shows termite activity in specific regions. Visitors can also access easy-to-understand tips on how to deter termites and a downloadable consumer brochure with key information from the site. Homeowners with questions can e-mail a termite expert and submit comments to the site’s TermiteTalk(tm) blog.

“At Orkin, we are committed to educating the public about pests that may affect our families and homes,” said Glen Rollins, president and COO for Orkin, Inc. “We are proud to partner with the Consumer Education Council on Termites to provide this valuable, in-depth resource for homeowners seeking practical information on how to protect their homes from termite activity.”

The site’s helpful articles and blog posts on termite identification, prevention and treatment were written by numerous well-respected U.S. pest control industry and termite education experts. CECT members who contributed to the site include Gary W. Bennett, Ph.D., Purdue University; Brian T. Forschler, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Roger Gold, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin, Inc.; Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Virginia Tech; William H. Robinson, Ph.D., with Urban Pest Control Research Center; and Dan Suiter, Ph.D., University of Georgia.

About Orkin, Inc.

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin, Inc. is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Learn more about Orkin on our website at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).

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