NPMA releases new season of ‘Will They Eat It?’


July 25, 2023


Dr. Mike Bentley is the host of “Will They Eat It?” IMAGE: NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is back with a new season of its video project called “Will They Eat It?”

This five-episode video project demonstrates the truly destructive nature of termites by placing everyday objects into a tank of hungry termites. With the much-anticipated sequel, NPMA is upping the ante with over one million total termites to answer the question we’re all asking: Will they eat it?

“We know that termites can tear right through wood – including the lumber used to build your home – but there are quite a few more cellulose-based household items that these tiny terrors can chew through,” according to the news release.

Season two showcases surprising results when show host Dr. Mike Bentley, BCE, releases more than one million hungry termites on objects including a baseball cap, family photo album, dog toy, backpack and even a big, comfy armchair. Dr. Bentley is also the author of the PMP Callback Cures column.

“Every year, termites cause an estimated $6.8 billion in U.S. property damage, and most homeowners insurance doesn’t cover the cost of repairs,” Dr. Bentley said. “Not only is a full-fledged termite infestation costly, but it also threatens the safety and structural integrity of your home. With the return of this popular video series, we’re hoping to encourage the American public to be vigilant about termite control in their homes with preventative annual termite inspections.”

Be sure to catch all the action by tuning in on or by following along via @PestWorld social media channels.




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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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