A termite bond, also known as a termite letter, is essentially a contract between a homeowner and a pest control company that describes the treatment to be provided by the pest control company to prevent the house from getting termites or to re-treat the property in order to control an infestation. Here are a few things to watch out for when analyzing a termite bond and/or choosing a pest control company:
1. Not all bonds offer a repair and replace feature. This feature guarantees the pest control company will repair and/or replace any damage done to the property by termites.
2. Most homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite damage, therefore make sure you have a bond from a strong, reputable pest control company.
3. Not all bonds cover the same length of time… some are 5 years, some are 10. In some cases, you will have to re-treat your property at the end of the term (at significant cost) in order to renew your bond.
4. Some bonds can be transferred to new owners if a property is sold, some can not.
5. In most new construction, the builder will cover the cost of the initial termite treatment and the termite bond for the first year. After that, it is very important to maintain the bond and not let it lapse.
At Harris Doyle Homes, we are proud to use Wayne’s Environmental Services to service for our termite prevention needs. Wayne’s termite bond provides a $1,000,000 repair and replace feature for all of our new homes in Longmeadow, Alden Glen, the Cotswolds and the Preserve, giving our customers the peace of mind that they won’t be stuck paying for costly repairs in the event of termite damage. Wayne’s offers an array of solutions to guard your home, enhance your lawn’s appearance and protect your family. With almost 40 years of experience and extensive training through Waynes University, their professionals have the ability to resolve the toughest of pest and lawn problems for you. From termites, to mosquitoes, to fire ants and even pesky weeds, the gurus at Waynes are up to the task. Learn more about Waynes at callwaynes.com.