Termites are also known as silent destroyers because of their ability to destroy wood without showing any immediate effects. They can take over your beautiful house within months and can destroy all your favorite furniture. Controlling and preventing termites in your building, house or office becomes all the more essential during spring and summer time. Here are top 6 mistakes that people commit while controlling termites.
1 – Choosing a company via a single phone call
Sometimes people, who are in a problem as grave as termite attack, end up choosing companies based on a single phone call. Call up at least 3 to 4 companies and ask for their quotations and services before taking your final decision. When you ring up a company then make sure to ask what all services they provide and under what cost. Most times, companies have basic to deluxe packs available. Under these packs there are certain services that would control termites. Now, to decide what all services you would require, you need to know how grave the problem of termites is. Most companies offer free inspection of your house to let you know which pack would suit you the best.
2 – Most of us tend to choose companies based on low prices
It is a natural tendency of people to get attracted to low prices as it suits their budget and at the same time gets the problem solved. Though, this does not hold true for each and every situation. Sometimes, low prices are set as bait by inexperienced and inefficient companies to attract customers who are in a problem. There are many companies, which have low prices, that would promise you termites control but the customer would have to face sloppy work, technicians not showing on time and poor services. Companies offer low prices to lure customers and then it is later on realized by the customer that the quoted price is for a stripped down model. The complete service ends up costing a lot more then that was initially quoted. Such companies mislead and misguide the customer.
3 – To choose a company whose workers are not certified or qualified to do the work
Controlling termites might seem like an easy task but it is actually not. It requires controlled usage of insecticides and pesticides and at the same time requires continuous upgrade of technology to control termites by the company. Technicians of the company must be certified by the state and the department of environmental protection. Termites control requires services by experienced and knowledgeable personals. The technicians of the company can only get certification by passing successfully through written assessment. This should be thoroughly investigated by the customer before taking any services. This investigation would ensure that you would get services that you deserve and are paying for.
4 – Choosing a company without going through past recommendations from previous clients
More the number of happy customers a company deliver the better its services. No matter what the company claims, one should always go through past referrals and recommendations from previous clients. This would ensure you of the company’s reputation, reliability and honesty. This step is sure to get you a company that is deserving of your trust and hard earned money.
5 – To choose a company that does not offer money back guarantee
A company is fully accountable for the work they do and must offer a money back guarantee. Most termites control companies do not offer money back guarantee and some companies have limited warranty. Limited warranty is guarantee for a limited period of time that is decided by the company. Avoid going for such companies as you would end up paying for the same treatment again. You must study the terms and conditions of the company carefully before making any decision.
6 – To choose an inexperienced company
There are many companies that would offer you a life time guarantee but would be highly inexperienced. The promise of guarantee is pretty useless and is not even worth the paper that it is written on. Termites control requires work done by professionals who are highly trained and experienced in this field.
Above enlisted commonly made mistakes, by customers who take termites control services would ensure that hopefully you would not commit the same.