Editor’s Note: As an update, on Feb. 13, we learned that Ehrlich will donate lifetime pest control and termite services for as long as Debra Hixon owns the home, an estimated donation of $30,000 over the lifetime value.
Ehrlich Pest Control, a Rentokil Steritech company, joined forces with “Military Makeover with Montel,” a TV series that documents the transformation of homes of military families across the country.
Ehrlich will contribute to remodeling the family home of the late Christopher Hixon, a U.S. Navy veteran and teacher who lost his life during the events on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
As part of Ehrlich’s involvement, a team of pest experts from the company will provide a comprehensive home inspection and customized pest assessment, install a termite baiting and monitoring system on the exterior of the property, and complete a pre-move in general pest control service for the home. In addition to providing pre and post-construction pest control and termite services for the home, Ehrlich also plans to unveil additional surprises for the Hixon family as part of the reveal.
The upcoming season of “Military Makeover with Montel” dedicated to the Hixon family begins airing Feb. 14.
“Military Makeover with Montel,” which airs nationally on Lifetime Television, is hosted by talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams, a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy. Along with pest control professionals, the series enlists designers, contractors, landscapers and other home improvement professionals.
“Christopher Hixon dedicated his life to protecting the lives of others, first through the U.S. Navy, then as a dedicated and beloved teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, doing whatever necessary to protect the students under his care,” said Mike St. Clair Sr., VP of sales and marketing for Ehrlich and an Army veteran. “It is Ehrlich’s great privilege to give back to his family and honor his legacy by protecting them and their new home from pests.”
Founded in 1928, Ehrlich Pest Control serves the Eastern U.S., with more than 50 offices serving nearly 20 states and the District of Columbia. Ehrlich provides proactive pest control solutions which includes general pest control, rodent, termite, bed bug, mosquito, wildlife management and TAP insulation services.