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:) I don't have any coverage for Foremosan termites. I gather they have
:) established themselves in the deep south. My pest control service
:) offers coverage for a set up fee of around $650. Then there will be an
:) annual fee, the amount I am not sure of, to keep up the policy.
:) Does the set up fee sound reasonable? Does anyone else have this
Formosan termites are a type of subterranean termite, so
if you have had the house treated for sub. termites
within the last 5 years or are on a baiting system, you
should be OK. If Formosan do show up it just gives your
company an excuse to charge you more. If you have not
had your home treated before and want it treated have a
company that uses Termidor for the protection. Termite
treatment can be anywheres from $650-$1200 for the same
house depending on who you use and what products they
use. The yearly renewal will probably be $100 or so. If
by chance your company is trying to push one of the
substandard baits (I would think the more popular baits
would be $1200-$2400) the renewal may be as much as
$200-$300 a year. If by chance your termite company
started the communication with you about Formosan
coverage, and then by chance they ever discover
"Formosan", have them show you where they were found and
then get a few of the termites they are saying are
Formosan so you can go have them identified yourself as
a second opinion.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
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