New Book, Learning to Breathe by Susan Fries Wins Honorable Mention in the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival

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What happens when you have a determined mother battling to protect her child from the harmful effects of chemicals and allergens in her home? Learn more about Susan Fries a.k.a. "The Termite Lady."

Sue Fries, "The Termite Lady"

Ecola is your best choice for family and environmentally friendly alternative treatments. Let us be your 1st choice or your second opinion.

Susan Fries a.k.a The Termite Lady has been around the pest control business for over thirty years. Inspired and motivated by her son who suffered from symptoms of chronic asthma, Sue Fries approached the pest management industry like only a mother would by providing effective non-chemical alternatives. In what might sound like a page out of a sci-fi novel, her company, Ecola Termite and Pest Control Management, utilizes alternative methods like Ecola HEAT (TM), the Electro-Gun and microwave technology to rid her customer’s homes of termites and other pesky pests. And, although many national companies successfully use alternative methods for controlling termites, Sue Fries and ECOLA Termite and Pest consider themselves to be The Alternative Methods Specialists. By using a combination of treatment techniques Ecola believes that they can be more effective in controlling termites in most structures with the least amount of chemicals in our environment.

Susan Fries summarizes Ecola’s approach in four easy steps: smart choice, simple solutions, problem solved, mother approved. As simple as that customers are provided with a variety of options for controlling their pest issues, in simple terms that anyone can understand, pests are eliminated and customers with children, pets or chemical sensitivities can rest easy knowing that Ecola has utilized the most effective alternative solutions available.

As an accomplished author, Ms. Fries in her new book, Learning to Breathe (, uncovers her family’s heart-felt journey caring for her son who suffered from asthma, a chronic and life-threatening disease. Determined not to become a victim, Sue sought out to learn everything she could about the causes of and the prevention for suspected indoor allergens all associated with asthmatic conditions. Not only does the book provide insight into the causes and prevention of the disease, but it supports other parents with the “wisdom, passion and faith” to save the lives of their own children. As a new author Susan Fries states that she was ecstatic to receive an honorable mention in the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival for Learning to Breathe.

In addition to running Southern California’s leading alternative termite and pest control company, authoring a book what more could possibly fill Susan’s schedule? The Sue Fries show airs weekly in the San Diego, Los Angeles and Central California radio markets where Ms. Fries tackles the pursuit of passion, purpose and connection with her own life stories, analogies and those of her frequent live guests. Podcasts are available at What more? Susan also competes as a professional dancer and recently filmed an Ecola Termite and Pest Control commercial paying homage to her other profession,

Ecola Termite and Pest Control is a charitable organization led by the giving spirit of its owner. Ecola is a proud partner of the Los Angeles Community Outreach Center, Cloud & Fire, Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens. Not only is Ecola an active participant in your community, but it initiates proactive opportunities for others who have made a strong impact. This giving spirit is exemplified by Ecola’s recent Pastor Appreciation Giveaway, where Ecola gifted a pest control service to a well-deserving pastor. ECOLA aims to help your community, one home at a time.

What makes Ecola Termite and Pest Control a special organization? Sue Fries states it best, “Ecola is your best choice for family and environmentally friendly alternative treatments. Let us be your 1st choice or your second opinion!”

ECOLA SERVICES, INC. is licensed by the Structural Pest Control Board of California, a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs, by ETEX LTD., the manufacturer of the Electro-Gun equipment and by TPE for the ECOLA Heat ™ treatment process. ECOLA SERVICES, INC. is fully bonded and insured.

Ecola Termite and Pest Control can be reached at (800)332-BUGS or For more information regarding Susan Fries or the Sue Fries Show, please visit

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