MANHATTAN, Kan. — This holiday season, American Pest Management asked for the public's help in determining recipients for their “Not a Creature Was Stirring” holiday giveaway by anonymously submitting stories of families in need of pest control services. The plan was that five households would be selected to receive a one-time treatment paired with two follow-up appointments to ensure pests had subsided. However, the plan changed due to the overwhelming amount of entries.
After reviewing the results, it was determined that 31 of the 44 entries were in American Pest Management’s service area, consisting of Manhattan, Wamego, Clay Center, Junction City, Wichita, Kansas City, and surrounding communities, and would qualify for the giveaway treatments. The stories revealed many deserving families with very unhealthy living situations caused by untreated pest situations. APM will still provide the treatments promised for the five households they feel are the most deserving based on the stories provided, but they are now going to giveaway one-time services for the other 26 entries as well. These 31 treatments are worth $13,325 at market price.
“This year we wanted to try something a bit different by donating our pest control services to those who are living in an unhealthy pest-infested situation and cannot afford to have it professionally taken care of,” said American Pest Management Vice President Travis Aggson. “We weren’t sure what type of response we would have to this giveaway and were astounded by the many people who submitted deserving friends and families in need. We hope to gift these families a healthy living situation for 2019.”