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This company offers termite control, fumigation, wood repair, and general pest control. This company is a local, family owned and operated company serving all of San Diego county since 1968.
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Factors that lowered the rating for D & S Termite & Pest Control include:
- Government action(s) against business
Factors that raised the rating for D & S Termite & Pest Control include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||1|
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
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|Total Customer Reviews||0|
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain
any requirements are currently being met.
These agencies may include:
Structural Pest Control Board
1418 Howe Ave #18, Sacramento CA 95825
Phone Number: (916) 561-8708
Fax Number: (916) 263-2469
The license number is 1164.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMs. Dawn Charrette, President
Number of Employees
Termite Control Bed Bug Removal Bee Removal Pest Control Services Fumigation Services
Method(s) of PaymentCheck, credit cards, cash
Alternate Business NamesAMBD Inc D & S Fumigations D & S Pest Control D & S Termite Control D&S Termite
THIS LOCATION IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED
3638 Bancroft Dr
Spring Valley, CA 91977 (619) 462-5577 (619) 461-3111 (619) 283-5577 (877) 462-5577 (619) 466-5577 Directions
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Additional Phone Numbers
- (619) 283-5577(Phone)
- (619) 461-3111(Phone)
- (619) 466-5577(Phone)
- (877) 462-5577(Phone)
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|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: D&S provided the required escrow inspection service for the property I bought. After moving in, I discovered a small section of dryrot and asked for them to come to reinspect the area within the prescribed 120 day period - which they did. **** (D&S inspector) confirmed that dryrot exists on his second visit, but after repeatedly calling them to determine what they were going to do, they said that under California law that they are not obligated to inspect or correct anything higher than 12 ft above ground, and the damage was well above that (it is true that the damage is on a 2nd story eve - hello - every 2 story building has eves that should be inspected - and all would be above 12 feet). In the two visits that D&S performed, in both cases **** said that "D&S is customer oriented, and would do what is right, and that he would be calling with the the way forward once he had a chance to review the information with the owner." In both cases, I never heard from ****, and didn't hear from **** the owner either until my real estate agent hounded her (she called to have **** come to reinspect a second time).The lack of backing their inspection seems both abnormal and unprofessional to me. Their lack of response tells me that they know they are wrong.I also find it odd that CA escrow inspections on a multi-story building are limited to the 1st story - termite and other damage are often at the eves and facia board - and not just at 12 foot above ground level (I know this is a different matter, but is the foundation of their denial to correct).
Desired Settlement: I would like the dryrot area that they missed on their escrow inspection repaired. The area is clearly visible from the bedroom window, and should have been physically inspected after seeing that there was damage & staining.Their "story" and excuses have been evolving.
Better Business Bureau:
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and have determined that this proposed action would not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below.
Thanks for your response, but unfortunately this and other email from you was stuck in my junk email folder and I just noticed them.
This issue has not been resolved. I did get a call from **** @ D&S where she offered to send someone out, but because of her “final answer” and knowing that dryrot does not improve with time, I had already contracted the job. I did suggest that since the job was completed that she could share in the cost of the repair which I’m certain is less than what her contractor would charge.
I’m still waiting on her to respond.
Better Business Bureau:
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution would be satisfactory to me. I will wait for the business to perform this action and, if it does, will consider this complaint resolved.
BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.