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The Terminix ALLCLEAR Backyard Mister provides protection from up to 95% of mosquitoes for up to 2,000 square feet.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Backyard Mister provides protection from up to 95% of mosquitoes for up to 2,000 square feet.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR TableTop Repeller is great for outdoor dining and provides protection from up to 95% of mosquitoes for a 15 X 15 space.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR TableTop Repeller is great for outdoor dining and provides protection from up to 95% of mosquitoes for a 15 X 15 space.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern Mister provides protection from up to 95% of mosquitoes in spaces to 300 square feet.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern Mister provides protection from up to 95% of mosquitoes in spaces to 300 square feet.
Designer John Gidding and the Terminix ALLCLEAR Backyard Mister
Designer John Gidding and the Terminix ALLCLEAR Backyard Mister
Designer John Gidding and the Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern Mister
Designer John Gidding and the Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern Mister
Designer John Gidding and the Terminix ALLCLEAR SideKick Repeller
Designer John Gidding and the Terminix ALLCLEAR SideKick Repeller

Terminix Partners with Design Expert John Gidding to Provide Tips for Outdoor Living this Summer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This summer, millions of Americans will flock outdoors to enjoy a range of activities with friends and family. Whether taking advantage of a patio space, deck, pool or yard, homeowners are increasingly embracing outdoor design. Television personality John Gidding recently partnered with Terminix to provide a variety of easy, low-cost design tips that will add simple, elegant touches to any outdoor space and allow families to enjoy a virtually mosquito-free environment.

“Simple, low-cost touches can really transform an outdoor space,” said Gidding.  “And once you design your perfect space, make sure you’re able to enjoy it by avoiding pesky mosquitoes with the Terminix ALLCLEAR line of misters and repellers.  These all-natural products not only protect your family from up to 95% of mosquitoes, but are also attractive and adapt to any design.”

Below are some of Gidding’s outdoor design tips.  A full assortment of how-to tips can be found at the Terminix website or YouTube channel. 

Now that you have design ideas, assure you can enjoy your outdoor space with the Terminix ALLCLEAR line of mosquito solutions. The products include two repellers, which use fan-based diffusion technology to circulate a safe, botanical mixture of lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint and geranium oils, and two misters which dispense a fine mist in areas ranging from 300 to 2,000 square feet. 

In recent years there has also been a dramatic rise in the number of reported cases in the United States of West Nile virus, with 2012 marking an all-time high.  The potentially serious illness is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using an insect repellant to prevent bites and minimize risk.

Terminix also recommends homeowners heed the following practical tips to keep their families and pets better protected from mosquitoes this season:

For more design tips and information on how to prevent mosquitoes, visit terminix.com/mosquito.

About Terminix
Terminix, a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, is the world’s largest pest control provider. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services more than 3 million customers in 47 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. To learn more about Terminix, visit www.Terminix.com.

About ServiceMaster
With a global network of more than 7,300 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 20,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8 million customers during the last 12 months. The company’s market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.

Media note: Interviews with John Gidding, product samples and images are available upon request.

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