|Dulé Hill as||Charlie (Charles) Young||Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff|
|Allison Janney as||C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg||Chief of Staff|
|Mary McCormack as||Kate (Katherine) Harper||Deputy National Security Advisor|
|Janel Moloney as||Donna (Donnatella) Moss||Russell Campaign Staffer|
|Richard Schiff as||Toby (Tobias Zachary) Ziegler||Communications Director|
|John Spencer as||Leo Thomas McGarry||Former Chief of Staff|
|Bradley Whitford as||Josh (Joshua) Lyman||Santos Campaign Manager|
Martin Sheen as
|Jed (Josiah Edward) Bartlet||President of the United States|
|Special Guest Stars|
|Brian Dennehy as||Senator Rafe Framhagen||R-Flordia|
|Mark Feuerstein as||Cliff (Clifford) Calley||Deputy Chief of Staff|
Lily Tomlin as
|Debbie (Deborah) Fiderer||President's Secretary|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Ryan Cutrona as||George Sliger||previously Rollie / CIA Director|
|Alex Fernandez as||Andy Lazon||Former CIA|
|Scott MacDonald as||Cyrus Yolander||Exterminator|
|P.J. Byrne as||David Orbitz||Entomologist|
|Kevin West as||Randy Wysniewsky||Entomologist|
|Kris Murphy as||Katie||Witt (last name) / Reporter|
|Charles Noland as||Steve||Reporter|
|Timothy Davis-Reed as||Mark||O'Donnell (last name) / Reporter|
|Manuel Urrego as||Civil Man||introduced Castro|
|Michelle Courtney as||Lisa Stanhower||Sentor Framhagen's Secretary|
On March 16, the popular NBC show "The West Wing" featured the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, taking its story line from a real life situation, which stems back to 1998 when swarming termites were discovered in the West Wing just 30 feet from the Oval Office.
In February 1998, termites were found to have entered the White House through a small crack in the foundation and an area with damaged wood. Washington, D.C.-based American Pest Management, in conjunction with General Services Administration, the National Park Service and Dow AgroSciences, installed the Sentricon System in April 1998 at the White House to eliminate swarming termites and protect the structure.
"We knew that protecting the White House has made a positive impact, but we never considered it "Hollywood material"," said Jay Nixon, president of American Pest Management. Nixon is also a board certified entomologist and past president of the National Pest Management Association. "We're pleased with how well the episode seemed to convey the real life scenario."
The Sentricon System was mentioned by name several times throughout the episode, including dialogue on its effectiveness and use of RecruitTM termite bait to eliminate termite colonies. "We're honored that NBC viewed the protection of one of our nation's most famous structures to be worthy of a plot line in a hit television show," said John Kalthoff, marketing manager for the Sentricon System. "It is both with pride and pleasure that the Sentricon System was selected for use at the White House, and we're pleased that some of the process to protect it was carried through in this episode."
The Sentricon System protects other national treasures, including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Vernon and The Alamo. American Pest Management is upgrading the White House property to ESPTM technology to monitor for termite activity electronically.
" Sentricon System Featured on NBC’s ‘The West Wing’"
March 21, 2005