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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.Today, we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a special day for the ever-expanding “green” movement. In a time where hybrid vehicles, energy-efficient light bulbs and solar energy are stealing the headlines, there are other environmentally responsible products that are also having an impact. One of these is termite control. That’s right, now even termite control is affecting a small footprint of the environment.

Research shows that when homeowners consider termite treatment options, they indicate a high level of concern about the use of chemicals in and
around their homes and the environmental implications.1 This, coupled with the fact that, right now, in many parts of the United States including Knoxville, subterranean termites are “swarming,” leaving their colonies to form new ones, is putting a great deal of pressure on local termite protection businesses like Russell’s Pest Control.

“It is a priority for us to bring revolutionary technology that is both environmentally safe and effective to our customers,” said Mark Nadolski, owner of Russell’s Pest Control. “We offer the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, because it is the best protection from termites and is an alternative to liquid chemical treatments. The Sentricon System offers the full package – it eliminates the colony, is limited in the environment and is less intrusive to homeowners.”

In part to encourage and recognize the development of pesticides with lower environmental impact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently created the Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative, a program that expedites the review and regulatory decision-making process of pesticides that pose fewer risks to human health and the environment than existing conventional alternatives.

As a result, many homeowners are now “going green” by selecting an alternative to liquid chemical treatments — the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is the first termite baiting technology that has been made available to homeowners.  The premier bait used in the Sentricon System was the first termite treatment active ingredient accepted for registration by the EPA’s Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative. The Sentricon System is environmentally responsible because it uses just grams of termite bait to eliminate entire termite colonies, not just individual termites. It is also the only termite control product ever to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, one of the U.S. government’s top environmental honors.  The award, presented by the EPA on behalf of the President, recognizes technical innovation that incorporates the principles of green chemistry into design, manufacture and use.

Homeowners can visit www.sentricon.com to determine if their homes are at risk for termite infestations and learn more about environmentally responsible termite control, or contact Russell’s Pest Control for expert advice and information at 865-584-8549 or www.russellspest.com.

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1 Jefferson Davis Associates

About Russell’s Pest Control

Russell’s Pest Control is a Knoxville-based company that provides high-quality pest control services for homes and businesses.  The company has built its reputation by delivering outstanding customer service and employee excellence.  For more information regarding Russell’s Pest Control, visit www.russellspest.com.

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