MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Terminix Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TMX), a leading provider of essential pest, termite, and mosquito control services to residential and commercial customers, today announced the start of Terminix Cares Week 2021, the eighth of its annual community service events.
Thousands of Terminix teammates, in hundreds of local communities across the United States and Canada, are kicking off the week-long event of local volunteer and give-back activities. This year, Terminix will support 15 national and 11 local community partners and organizations, which will benefit causes such as health, hunger, mental wellness, social injustice, homelessness, and education.
“Terminix is one team united behind one purpose: to improve lives by protecting that which is most valuable — families, homes, businesses, and the environment, in the communities we serve,” said Brett Ponton, chief executive officer of Terminix. “We are a national brand that most consumers and businesses are familiar with, but our teammates have deep roots and relationships in each of these communities. Each of us understands the importance of serving others, whether a customer or neighbor. Our teammates have big hearts and generous spirits and we’re grateful for this opportunity to give back.”
Terminix Cares Week 2021 continues a virtual philanthropic program called Terminix Caring Steps, created in 2020 to encourage volunteerism and community engagement during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. For every step each employee takes during the week, which will be tracked via a mobile app, Terminix will donate money to 26 charitable organizations. This program will allow employees to give back while serving customers, working virtually, and staying socially distanced—while getting a little exercise in the process.
This year, Terminix teammates around the country will participate in Terminix Cares Week by “plogging” (picking up litter while jogging … or walking), making personal donations to charities, collecting canned goods for local food banks, or participating in a Make-A-Wish reveal. Terminix customers are also encouraged to join the event this year as technicians and sales professionals will collect canned goods from customers who wish to donate them to local food banks.
“At Terminix, we are proud to provide so many different opportunities for our teammates—and customers—to give back,” said Velvet Graham, senior director of Events, Community Relations and Culture & Inclusion at Terminix. “What started as a local day of service with just a few dozen teammates, has grown to be an international, company-wide week of volunteering. Our teammates and community partners across the globe could not be more excited for this great week!”
• Youth Villages
To read more about Terminix’s responsibility and commitment to our neighbors, communities, and society visit corporate.terminix.com/responsibility.
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), has released its artificial intelligence (AI) research findings for July 2021.
With soggy, wet weather drenching most of the south, it’s no surprise that termites saw the highest increase in engagement out of any other core pest in July at 259%. Engagement around the topic of earwigs also saw a staggering increase of 391% in July. Most surprising, however, is the stark increase in engagement on the topic of mice in Michigan at 3,227% and flies in South Dakota at 1,487%.
CLICK HERE to download PPMA’s recent findings.