10 Termite Scams: Consumer Beware

#10.  Control Service



Know this, not all control services are scams. Some are of a legitimate value, however, anytime that you pay for services that you don’t get; that indeed is a rip-off or a scam. Oftentimes, the language in the control service contract says that they will control the termites (as opposed to exterminate them). There is a big difference between “control” and “exterminate”.
Exterminate means to kill off the colony completely. Control means to attempt to reduce the size of a colony.

When the time comes when you want to sell or refinance your home and you need a "free and clear" termite certification, you may find your self paying again.