What if you discover new damage after a termite extermination?

Termite infestations can be a homeowner’s nightmare, causing significant damage to wooden structures. When you undertake a preventive termite treatment, it is a relief to know the problem is in the past.

However, you might unfortunately face a situation in which you discover new damage after the treatment process.

Thorough inspection is key

Before initiating termite extermination, a thorough inspection of the property is crucial. However, some damage might remain hidden or develop after treatment. If you find new damage after termite treatment, it is important to address it promptly. Ignoring it could lead to further deterioration of your property.

Contacting the extermination service

Upon discovering new damage, contact the Pest Control Company immediately. Inform them of the situation and request a follow-up inspection. The Pest Control Company should assess the new damage to determine its cause. It could be a sign of ongoing termite activity or structural issues exacerbated by the previous infestation.

Reviewing the contract

Review the contract you signed with the Pest Control Company. It may outline responsibilities and procedures for addressing post-treatment damage. You can then hopefully work with the company to find a solution. This may involve additional treatments, repairs or recommendations for preventing future damage.

Documenting the damage

Document the new damage thoroughly with photographs and written descriptions. This documentation can be valuable if you need to pursue legal action against the extermination company for negligence in upholding their contract with you.  If you see active termites, video them and show them to your Pest Control Company. Many termite contracts provide that the company is not responsible unless they see active termites.

Considerations for future prevention

After addressing the new damage, take steps to prevent future infestations. This may include regular inspections, repairs to any structural vulnerabilities and implementing termite prevention measures. Early detection can prevent extensive damage and costly repairs.

Discovering new damage after termite treatment can be frustrating, but remaining calm and working with the extermination service is the best way to find a solution. By remaining vigilant and taking preventive measures, you can protect your home from future infestations and damage.  If your Pest Control Company is not responsive, contact your attorney.

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