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PPMA Unleashes Over One Million Termites in "Will They Eat It?" Season Two

Five-part sequel shows termites’ destructive nature, reminds consumers to be vigilant about termite control  


FAIRFAX VA. (July 17, 2023) — Ready or not, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), just unveiled the much-anticipated return of its hit video series, “Will They Eat It?”


Following the success of its first season in 2019, which has been viewed by digital users more than 1.2 million times, PPMA debuted the sequel to its thrilling video series on July 17th. This exciting five-episode video project demonstrates the truly destructive nature of termites by placing everyday objects into a tank of hungry termites and this year, PPMA is upping the ante with over one MILLION total termites to answer the question we’re all asking… “Will They Eat It”? 


PPMA gathered a number of cellulose-based household items to demonstrate to consumers just how quickly these tiny terrors can chew through items, and ultimately, through the wooden structure of a home. Season two showcases jaw-dropping results when show host Dr. Mike Bentley releases more than a million hungry termites on objects including a baseball cap, family photo album, dog toy, backpack and even a big, comfy armchair.  


“Year after year, termites continue to inflict serious structural damage to homes across the country, accumulating an estimated $6.8 billion in U.S. property damage,” said Mike Bentley, Ph.D., entomologist for NPMA and returning host of “Will They Eat It?”. “We’re launching this sequel as a way to demonstrate the magnitude of damage that a termite infestation can have not only on the safety and structural integrity of a home, but also the impact these damages could have on your wallet.” 


New episodes can be found on WillTheyEatIt.pestworld.org and @PestWorld social media channels. For more information about PPMA, http://www.NPMApestworld.org/PPMA




About the Professional Pest Management Alliance? 

The PPMA was founded in 1997 to grow, promote and defend the pest management industry. For more than 25 years, PPMA has served as the voice of the industry and continues to proactively provide the public with information and education on the value of professional pest management through its media relations, public service announcement, advertising and online communications programs it conducts on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. It actively manages the consumer website, PestWorld.org, and social media channels as @PestWorld on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. For more information, please visit PPMAMainframe.org or NPMAPestWorld.org/PPMA.??? 

About the National Pest Management Association?? 
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with nearly 5,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food, and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. Learn more at www.npmapestworld.org.