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Old 10-12-2018, 08:58 AM
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Found out today there are five types of termites. Contract with Massey only covers ground tremites. They now want more money to protect me from flying termites. Anticipate three more attempts to get more money. Check the time print. I wrongly assumed that "Termite Protection' was for all termites. Not happy.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:19 AM
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I think it is worth having a termite contract for subterranean termites. However, it is not worth the extra cost to protect against flying or other types of termites. It may not be a scam, but it is definitely a ripoff.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:12 AM
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Anybody use Dean's? I understand they are reputable and reliable.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:21 AM
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[QUOTE=baustgen;1589388]Found out today there are five types of termites. Contract with Massey only covers ground

Sorry to hear this. Another casse of hey, you are here to rip off and there is so many ways we can screw you and you can get no help from anyone unless you pay for and find an honest lawyer. Now, that is a real challenge.
Wish we could help. Best to move, we think.


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Old 10-12-2018, 11:33 AM
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I think it is worth having a termite contract for subterranean termites.
I don't think it's a scam, but a case of "buyer beware".
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:36 AM
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I don't think it's a scam, but a case of "buyer beware".
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:36 AM
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When we first moved we used Massey, dumped the for Hullett, Hullett sold their business to Orkin, we use Orkin for termite inspection & insurance
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Termite Distribution in Florida
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:16 PM
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You may be on to something. Check off all of the boxes in the attached link.

Termite Distribution - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

I see two parts that we pay for.

1 = Treatment around foundation to prevent termites. done three or four times per year.

2 = Termite Bond (insurance) to pay for damage if it does occur. That's where it gets tricky.

Some have said you can't sell a house without a "termite bond", but I think more likely you can't sell a house without a termite "inspection". (if it's mortgaged)
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:38 PM
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Can anyone honestly state they have factual knowledge of a home in TV having "subterranean" termite damage. I asked our well known inspector that and the answer was not the he knew of and he himself does not pay for the termite bond program. It's so easy just to do it yourself nowadays.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:42 PM
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You may be on to something. Check off all of the boxes in the attached link.

Termite Distribution - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

I see two parts that we pay for.

1 = Treatment around foundation to prevent termites. done three or four times per year.

2 = Termite Bond (insurance) to pay for damage if it does occur. That's where it gets tricky.

Some have said you can't sell a house without a "termite bond", but I think more likely you can't sell a house without a termite "inspection". (if it's mortgaged)
We bought our preowned house that did not have termite protection, and got a mortgage without inspection. Deans had daisy the beagle come after we closed to sniff out termites, she found none. Deans started treatment that day. I know a few who do their own treatments

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