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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 12, 2014 — Termite control is not just a concern for homeowners, it’s also vitally important when safeguarding historic buildings throughout the United States. Ehrlich Pest Control, one of the pest control brands of Rentokil North America, has been selected by the National Park Service to install and maintain effective termite control systems for 14 national historic sites in the Delaware Valley, including Independence Hall.
To ensure these sites remain termite free, the National Park Service (NPS) is taking a proactive approach to preserve these national treasures so they will remain structurally sound for generations to come. Ehrlich will be installing the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology, the latest innovation in termite control. Sentricon targets and eliminates the termite colony when termite workers feed on the bait in the stations and then share it with the rest of the colony, eventually eliminating the entire colony, including the termite queen, who can produce millions of eggs during her lifetime.
According to the National Pest Management Association, termites are responsible for more than $5 billion in damage annually in the U.S. Older wooden structures are increasingly vulnerable to infestations or may need significant repair from previous infestations. Ehrlich technicians expertly install Sentricon stations around the landmarks.
“Independence Hall is such an important structure for American history, it’s important to protect it from destructive termites without drilling into the building’s delicate foundation,” said Jeremy Adamson, sales representative for the Sentricon System. “With Sentricon, Ehrlich is expertly helping to protect this structure for future generations, and we’re happy to be a part of it.
“It’s a privilege that we were selected by the National Park Service for this crucial protection of our nation’s most precious assets,” said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America. “The NPS is taking an active approach in being the nation’s steward of historical buildings and pest control is an integral part of its preservation program. Our expert termite control technicians—along with the Sentricon System—provide the NPS with the leading solution for preventing infestations today and in the future.”
Ehrlich will be providing services using the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology to the 14 sites. Most prominent are the buildings at Independence Square, including Independence Hall, Old City Hall and Congress Hall in Old City Philadelphia. In addition to these iconic buildings under the National Park Service, services will be provided to The Deshler-Morris House and Bringhurst House in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The Deshler-Morris House is also known as the Germantown White House and is the oldest surviving presidential residence, home to George Washington twice during his term of office. Franklin Court homes on Market Street as well as two surviving residences on Locust Street will also be protected from possible termite damage.
About Rentokil North America
Rentokil North America is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse business service companies, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control (www.jcehrlich.com), Western Exterminator (www.westernexterminator.com), and Presto-X Pest Control (www.prestox.com) are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control, bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping and termite control from more than 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.