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This company offers termite and pest control services for residences and commercial enterprises. The company also offers franchise opportunities. The company has over 400 locations nationally, which may be either independently owned or company-owned.
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Business ManagementMr. Chuck Dockery, Branch Manager
PEST CONTROL SERVICES TERMITE CONTROL INSULATION CONTRACTORS
In March 2006, Terminix reached an agreement to resolve 31 complaints filed with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs over a five-year period. As part of the settlement, Terminix agreed to revise disclosures in contracts, honor all requests for cancellation of a contract within 72 hours, provide refunds within 30 days of agreeing to issue them, honor the terms of any warranty, and respond to consumer inquiries within 72 hours. In May 2004, Terminix entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under terms of the settlement with the Commonwealth, Terminix admits no wrongdoing and agrees to issue full refunds or credit to eligible consumers who contacted Terminix before July 6, 2004. Refunds will be issued for fuel surcharges billed to consumers between October 2000 and August 2001. Those seeking refunds should contact Terminix at 1-800-358-4968. On September 25, 2003, the State of New York and Terminix entered into a Supplemental Consent Decree resolving claims by the State that Terminix violated state environmental and general business laws. The State alleged Terminix failed to follow the label directions of certain pesticides in violation of state environmental laws and alleged that Terminix violated general business laws addressing deceptive acts and practices. As part of the Supplemental Consent Decree, Terminix agreed to pay $759,000 and the state agreed to consider all the State's claims resolved. Terminix vigorously disputes the State's allegations and this Supplemental Consent Decree should not be construed as an admission of guilt or finding of violation of law. Educational/General Comments When the pest control job gets too big for a flyswatter, a mousetrap or a do-it-yourself spray, it's probably time to call in a professional service. Before you do, check around for a reliable one. Avoid anyone who comes to your home uninvited and offers to give your house or business a free inspection. Be on the lookout for those without any qualifications who call themselves pest control specialists. Ask friends and neighbors to recommend companies. Your county agricultural agent is a good source of information on reliable pest control companies. Before you sign a contract for pest control services, be sure you fully understand the extent of infestation, the work necessary to solve the problem, the price and terms of payment. Know what the guarantee covers, how long it lasts, and what you must do to keep it in force. Also check the contract to determine whether continued prevention and control is included. Don't expect one application or a series of treatments to last indefinitely. Some pest control companies offer renewable re-treatment warranties. Be sure the company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your home or furnishings. Also ensure that the company is properly licensed, if your state requires licensing of pest control companies, to use pesticides. If a sizable amount of money is involved, don't hesitate to get several estimates. Even termite damage won't get significantly worse if you wait a week or two before authorizing treatment. Once you are confident of the company's reputation, follow exactly any special instructions designed to protect food, household objects, pets and the general safety of your family.
This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. The Bureau encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.