Tips for Choosing a Good Termite Damage Service
Knowing you have termites within your property can mean trouble, but finding the right company to deal with it need not be. Still, with the high toxicity of chemicals used to eliminate termites, you have to choose a company that will provide treatment following the strictest safety protocols.
Here are considerations for you to make when choosing a pest damage service:
Licensing and Certification
First and foremost, pick a termite damage service that has a state license and is certified. Keep in mind that licensing requirements are different from state to state. Also, the company you hire must have a termite damage-specific license, because not all pest damage services have a license to work on 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 for their license number and certification details and contact your secretary of state and the certification issuer to verify.
It’s also good to contact some former clients of the company and ask them how they found the service and if there were recurrences.
Aside from being licensed and certified, you’d also like a termite damage company to be insured, and you have to verify that coverage as well. This step is absolutely crucial when you’re talking about termite damage. Homeowners’ insurance does not always include termite treatment or repairs, so you need to be act on your own. Warranties that come with a damage clause are also quite rare. Before you sign a contract with a damage clause, you need to understand what it covers exactly. If you think a warranty program is not within your budget, sign up for a yearly termite inspection at least.
Ask the prospective company what exactly they plan to do to eradicate your termite problem. Will they be using baits or traps? What particular chemicals? Have them present their plan to you in writing 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. Ensure that your contract covers the specific type of service you’re looking for. Also take time to read the contract thoroughly and understand every detail. 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. Note that will not be a one-shot transaction. Pest damage technicians often visit your home on a regular basis, so you have to be totally comfy with the idea.