Choosing a Termite Damage Company
Finding termites in your home can be such a burden, but it doesn’t have to be the same with finding the right pest damage service. Still, because termite damage chemicals are highly toxic to humans, animals and the environment, you need to choose a company that can provide the treatment as safely as possible.
Here are a few considerations before hiring a pest damage company:
License and Certification
First of all, pick a termite damage company that meets your state’s licensing requirements and is certified. Know that licensing requirements vary according to the state. The company you hire should also have a license specific to termite damage, because not all pest damage companies are licensed to tackle termites.
However, just because a company says they’re licensed and certified doesn’t mean they actually are. You have to do your own research regarding this. Ask your prospective company for their license numbers and certification details and verify the information with your secretary of state and the certification issuer.
It’s also good to talk to the company’s previous clients and listen to what they have to say, specifically on satisfied they were with the service and whether or not there were recurrences.
Besides a license and certifications, your termite damage company should also have insurance, and you need to verify this too. This step is crucial in terms of termites. Homeowners’ insurance does not always include termite treatment or repairs, so you need to be act on your own. A damage clause in warranties is also not very common. Before you sign a contract that has a damage clause, first understand its exact coverage. If you think a warranty program is not within your budget, sign up for a yearly termite inspection at least.
Talk to your prospective company about their plans for containing your termite problem. Will they be using baits or traps? What specific chemicals? Make sure they present their plan to you in written form for your reference. Do that with every pest damage damage company you’re considering and make comparisons.
The Fine Print
In various areas around the country, pest damage services are split into general pest damage and termite damage. Your contract must cover the service you’re seeking. Take time to read the contract carefully and understand all the details. Definitely, you need a written contract for your own protection.
Finally, if you don’t feel at ease with a certain company, you should reconsider working with them. Remember that this is not going to be a one-shot deal. Pest damage technicians usually visit your house from time to time, so it’s crucial that you are comfy with this idea.