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Termite Control Companies
There is no denying that termites are of one of Mother Nature's worst pests. Aside from their gross appearance, they can do heavy damage to one's home or building. The termite's notorious reputation comes from two factors: one is that they love to eat wood and the second is they burrow underground. This means that as they move underneath the ground they dig up to the surface to eat the wood foundations of houses and buildings. This makes them extra nasty because one truly doesn't notice a termite infestation until they have done significant visible damage. There are loads of different ways one can defend one's home from termites. Some are reactive like using baits and traps or deadly chemical solutions. Others are preventative like using a physical barrier.
Ultimately the most convenient and effective way to rid a house or building of termites for good is find local termite control companies. Home termite control companies can come up with a personal treatment perfect whatever condition one's property is currently suffering from. Trying to put termites under control on one's own can be cheaper then hiring termite control companies but one doesn't get the eradication guarantee that comes with the companies.
Termite Control Companies Bonds
Termites are a silent stealthy havoc wreaker. Often found nestling underground, the tiny insects eat away at the wood inside homes and buildings. So small and hidden it is usually the case that they are overseen until it is too late. Hiring termite control companies that deal with such pests can work once an infestation has occurred but there is always the chance that they may come back. While there are preventative methods that may be taken by one to keep termites away one will undoubtedly find that they need to call pest control once again. If such is the case then one should seriously look into getting a termite bond.
A termite bond is basically a form of insurance against termite infestations. One is essentially signing a contract with termite control companies which will protect one's home or building from attacks. Bonds come with an upfront cost that is paid by the customer to termite control companies after an initial treatment is done. A treatment is when an exterminator comes to the house or building in need of a bond to estimate the liability for a termite infestation. Depending on the results of the treatment will determine the cost of the bond. According to leading termite control companies, this primary payment can cost anywhere between $500 to $1,000 depending on the location and size of the property. If a treatment reveals there is a high liability for termite infestation, then the price of the bond will be affected as well.
Afterward, an annual fee is paid by the customer to the pest control company which in turn makes sure that any re-occurrence of termites is handled. The annual fee also covers the customer from damages to the property caused by termites in accordance with the contract. This is where things get tricky, as one must check the details of their bond to guarantee they are not any holes or areas that are not covered.
What to Look for in a Pest Control Company Bond
There are many different pest control companies, and each one varies in their area of coverage when it comes to bonds. An important aspect to look at is whether or not there is a deductible. Most termite control companies offer a deductible. A deductible is the amount of money that needs to be reached for companies to pay to repair damages. A fully fledged infestation can cause a fortune in damages to a house or building, but if the pest control company is doing their job then that much damage shouldn't be an issue. One may want to rethink signing a contract with a very high deductible because they may be paying out of pocket for whatever damage is done
All termite control companies that offer termite bonds have exemptions in their coverage. Many of these exemptions are completely understandable and are meant to protect companies from unwanted frivolous lawsuits. Other exemptions should be noted carefully. A common example is when the contract says the company will cover wood structural damage. On the surface this seems correct, but one needs to examine the meaning of covering wood structural damage. If termites do munch away at the wood inside one's house then that is covered by the control company, but if that also affects the tiling on the floor or the dry wall on the ceiling then that won't be covered. It is things like this that must be checked so that one doesn't get oneself into a bad deal.