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Question DetailsAsked on 3/8/2014

Is it normal to pay $848 for termite treatment and then $135 a year to renew warranty?

I had Triangle Pest Control do a Termite Treatment in April 2013. I am being told I need to pay $135 a year to renew the warranty which is for 10 years. I am nervous to pay over $1300 in a 10 year period to have a Termite Warranty. I am trying to decide if this is really necessary.

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Sounds like you either got a fairly good price on a fumigation, or you had a full perimeter treatment done. An annual inspection only - with no treatment, is likely to run you at least half that amount, minimum. So, if this warranty is guaranteed to be renewable by you annually (i.e. they cannot cancel if termites reappear) AND it covers an annual inspection PLUS any retreatment needed if termites return, then probably a fairly normal package. If any retreatment is extra cost, then probably not much of a deal - for that money you could get an inspection and localized retreatment spraying biannually.


Of course, if you go with the package, you need to consider if the company is going to be around for a long time to make use of the warranty - for instance, how long have they been doing business in your locale. Does not sound like a red flag to me, assuming non-cancellable by them and annual renewal rate is fixed for 10 years - the fly by night outfits getting ready to skip town usually try to charge a full 5 to 10-year warranty cost up front, or at least half paid up front, so they get a chunk of change from a lot of customers all at one time before they skip town with the warranty money, and this does not sound like that.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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