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How to Choose a Competent and Reliable 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, 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 off, consider a termite damage company only if it is licensed in your state and certified. Note that licensing requirements can vary from one state to another. 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, don’t just take a company’s word for it when they say they are licensed and certified. It’s important to do your own research pertaining to 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.

Insurance

On top of a license and certifications, you need your termite damage company to be insured, and you should verify such coverage too. This step is crucial in terms of termites. Homeowners’ insurance usually excludes termite treatment or repairs, so you’re basically on your own when it comes to protecting your property. A damage clause in warranties is also not very common. Before signing a contract that has a damage clause, make sure you understand exactly what it covers. If you find a warranty program too much for your budget, at least get an annual termite inspection.

The Process

Talk to your prospective company about their plans for containing your termite problem. Are they going to use baits or traps? What specific 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 many areas around the country, pest damage services are grouped 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. Most definitely, you should have a written contract because this will protect you against an unscrupulous company.

Your Intuition

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 will have to visit your home every now and then, so it’s important that you are completely comfortable with the idea.

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