It’s a good idea to recognize some of the tricks frequently used by dishonest companies. For example, when it comes to inspecting your home for termites, a deceitful person may greatly exaggerate the dangers that termites pose, conning you into spending a lot of money for an expensive, unnecessary treatment. One way you can prevent this is by comparing prices and services with some other companies. You will also want to obtain a contract that comes with a guarantee, covering you in case the termites come back within a certain period of time.
As a homeowner, it is unlikely that you have a lot of experience dealing with termites, but don’t just rely on the exterminator’s word that they have been found in your home, ask them to show you the evidence for yourself, on your property. Termite damage is apparent when you observe hollowed-out wood along the grain. You should also notice its galleries are lined with mud or soil. The evidence you are shown should be connected to your home. If you are shown evidence of termite damage in fencing or a woodpile that is not attached to your house, this should not alarm you as this does not automatically present a threat.
Lastly, be wary of companies that approach you offering a free termite inspection as their reasons for doing so may be less than honorable.