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Woman’s House Is Wiped Out By Termites After Paying For Service 18 Years!

Check out this recent article about how a woman was ripped off by a “big name” termite company:

By: Jackie Callaway

TAMPA – Betty Murphy was in her kitchen last year when her floor literally fell out from under her. “I opened the doors to the pantry and I went straight down to the floor.” Murphy said.

Murphy’s son in law Terry hired a home inspector to assess the damage.  The report cited evidence of termite damage throughout the foundation.  A separate pest control company found “significant damage from subterranean termites located in the underneath substructure.”

Murphy says she paid (the big name company)* for 18 years to protect her home from termites.  She has several years worth of inspections conducted by (the big name company)* showing no signs of termites.  According to the paperwork, technicians found no sign of termites right up until the day Murphy fell through the floor.

“It was terrible.” Murphy said. “I don’t want anyone to have to go through that.”

A contractor told Murphy that she could demolish and rebuild her house for around $90,000 dollars. (The big name company)* has offered her $50,000 in damages.

subterranean termites in orange county

Subterranean termites could be living under your home in Orange County.

In a statement, (the big name company)* said that they “continue to investigate the cause and the source of the issue, and are working in good faith to come to a fair solution.”

(The big name company)* also claims Murphy had the type of contract that acknowledged an existing problem and agrees not to hold the company responsible if conditions get worse.

Negotiations are ongoing between (the big name company)* and the family.  Murphy says she only wants what it will cost to replace her house.

“I trusted them to take care of me.” Murphy said.  “It’s been a nightmare.”

“Termite” Terry says, “Drywood termites, subterranean termites and dryrot flourish in OrangeCounty and stories like this are very common. Problems with termite damage and dryrot damage are especially prevalent in our coastal cities, such as Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach. That is why consumers need to be very careful when selecting a termite company to do their annual termite control service.

If you are going to start up a termite control service, you need to insist on having your home or business inspected annually by an experienced and licensed inspector. You should also insist on receiving a typed inspection report every single year. Lastly, be prepared to pay for good service because thorough inspections take a lot of time and effective treatments aren’t cheap.”

Are you interested in starting up an annual termite control service for your home or business? Call “Termite” Terry Pest Control at (949) 631-7348 and we’ll be happy to schedule an inspection at your convenience.

*The name of the “big name termite company” has been withheld in our blog post, pending the outcome of this case.