When you drive cross-country in a 17-foot hearse with a dead termite strapped on the roof, you’re bound to collect some attention (and a lot of stories). This year, the Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour kicked off in Fort Myers, Florida, before traveling through Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Connecticut. Here’s a recap of the 2019 Deader Than Dead Tour official stops:
- March 11: Fort Myers, Florida (Fort Myers Pest Control)
- March 15: Houston, Texas (ABC Home & Commercial Services)
- March 22: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Mother Nature’s Pest and Lawn)
- March 30: Greensboro, North Carolina (Stark Exterminators/Arrow Exterminators Inc.)
- April 1: Greenville, South Carolina (Spencer Pest Services)
- April 4: Nashville, Tennessee (All-American Pest Control Inc.)
- April 11: Monroe, Connecticut (AAA ABC Exterminating Inc.)
While our official stops received a lot of attention, the Coroner’s Caddy also made a few pit stops along the way. Here’s a recap of the exciting events that happened at our four pit stops:
Beaumont, Texas (Bill Clark Pest Control)
A funeral procession, guided by the Beaumont Police Department, led the Coroner’s Caddy to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where Rector Tony Clarke gave a testimony of the Sentricon system. In Beaumont, Bill Clark also installed the Sentricon system at a veteran’s home that was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. You can read more about the veteran’s story here.
Natchitoches, Louisiana (J&J Exterminating)
The Natchitoches City Police escorted the Coroner’s Caddy to the downtown riverbank to meet with local dignitaries. Here, there was an educational session and photo opportunities. J&J Exterminating was also grilling and selling hamburgers at the riverbank, with proceeds donated to the Relay for Life organization! Termite awareness, hamburgers and charity? Count us in!
Wichita, Kansas (Patton Termite & Pest Control)
Patton Termite & Pest Control held an event at the Museum of World Treasures that was open to the community of Wichita. After the museum fell victim to termites, Patton eradicated the infestation and saved the building. To celebrate the tour and the successful termite elimination, Patton hosted a termite wake at the museum, where food, refreshments and termite expertise was provided for visitors! And, of course, there were ample opportunities for guests to take photos with the Coroner’s Caddy!
Kansas City, Missouri (Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions)
Rottler Pest & Lawn Services welcomed the tour with a barbecue at their office! At the event, visitors could enjoy food, take photos with the Coroner’s Caddy and sign up for a free termite inspection!
A special thanks to all the amazing Certified Sentricon Specialist™ companies for making our 2019 tour a success!