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November 28, 2015 at 1:05 PM #21787November 28, 2015 at 5:07 PM #791631HatfieldParticipant
If you have a house, you have termites. That’s just how it is. For some reason eaves and ledgers seems to be a common place for them to start their attack.
We got quotes from D&S, Corky’s, and Truly Nolen about two years ago, and went with D&S. D&S is also who tented the house when we bought it 15 years ago, as well another property. They did a fine job, and they’re locally owned. We hired our own contractor to do the wood repairs, and had that done before the house was tented, figuring if there were any bugs in the new wood, might as well zap them too.
The bids we got from D&S and Corky’s ended up being fairly similar. I forget the details, but we have a tile roof, and one of the quotes required a separate tile roof policy and the other quote had the tile roof guarantee built into the base quote, and when all that was factored in, the two bids were within a couple hundred bucks of each other.
We also got a bid from Truly Nolen and they came in much, much higher than the other two.
The crew from D&S’s said that the way environmental laws are changing in California, it’s possible that it won’t be possible to fumigate in a few years. I’m very skeptical of the alternative “green” methods where they attempt to zap the termites with infrared or other radiation. There are lots of places in a house that are inaccessible to humans but easily accessible to termites, which is why I think it makes sense to fumigate.
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