Terminix® Celebrates Mosquito Week With Release of Trailer for "Mosquitonado"

Satirical Trailer Aims to Raise Awareness About the World's Deadliest Pest

MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Think mosquitoes are bad in your city this summer? You haven't seen anything yet.

In honor of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015, Terminix has released "Mosquitonado," a satirical trailer.

"Why do sharks, zombies, aliens and dinosaurs get all the attention?" said Stan Cope Ph.D, director of entomology and regulatory services for Terminix. "With 'Mosquitonado,' we want to raise awareness about the world's deadliest creature - the mosquito. This trailer aims to do so in a fun and shareable way."

The trailer's premise is that monstrous hordes of bloodsucking mosquitoes are ruining America's favorite summer holiday - the Fourth of July. From bombarding birthday parties to taking down entire buildings, the swarms are out for blood in mass quantities.

In an effort to defend themselves against the swarming vampires, citizens turn to jumbo fly swatters, dynamite, brass knuckles and a chainsaw, but their efforts are futile. Even "Sharknado" star Tara Reid admits she's "never seen anything like this before," in her cameo at 2:03.

The action-packed, two-minute trailer is available to view at Mosquitonado.com.

Though they may not regularly threaten entire cities, mosquitoes can do a lot more damage than ruining your summer leisure time. Each year, 300-500 million cases of malaria are reported around the world. Mosquitoes also transmit many other dangerous diseases including the Chikungunya virus, dengue fever and encephalitis viruses.

To help U.S. homeowners combat the real-life mosquito problems they face, Terminix recently launched its Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait, or ATSB®, solution, patented technology distributed exclusively to Terminix by Universal Pest Solutions, LP. This environmentally friendly solution contains sugar from fruit extracts and encapsulated garlic oil that are safe around people, pets and food. The sugar in the solution acts as a bait and the encapsulated garlic acts as a gut toxin. The mosquitoes are attracted to the bait, eat it, and then die - more than 90 percent in the three weeks following an application(1).

For more information on Terminix's mosquito services, visit Terminix.com or call your local Terminix branch.

About Terminix®

Terminix is the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services approximately 2.7 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 22 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 ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. To learn more about Terminix, visit www.Terminix.com.

About ServiceMaster®

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 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). We serve 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 twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.

About Universal Pest Solutions, LP

Universal Pest Solutions, LP is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with field offices in Boston, Mass. Founded in 2007, the company identifies and develops distinct insect control technologies and equips its customers with tools and products to effectively control mosquitoes and other nuisance insects.

(1) "ATSB Trial Summaries Israel 2013: ATSB with garlic oil encapsulated in beta-Cyclodextrin as active ingredient" by Dr. Gunter Mueller.

SOURCE Terminix


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