Your story is all too familiar with me. You see, I was a licensed Branch 1, 2, and 3 termite tech for Terminix for five years; and you wouldn’t believe the things I was told to do.  I’ve seen so many illegal activities take place, I couldn’t count them all. Have to admit at times I felt really bad about what they had me do, or not do.  I was in charge of fumigations and soil treats. Where to start?  Well, from hauling vikain gas illegally, extremely dangerous, to falsifying reports.  You name it, and I saw it or did it, under direct supervision of the management team.  I was actually encouraged to do such things and was told to keep my mouth shut. I did so many jobs where the people didn’t even have termites and were told they had, really sad, it seemed to me.  I know for a fact they went after the elderly, and for good reason. They trust and have money or credit.  In some respects, you couldn’t blame the salespeople involved.  They were under tremendous pressure to sell jobs — bottom line, had to make budgets.  I was also given a figure, that is dollar amount to perform each day, from $1,000 to $5,000, in one day. Impossible loads.  How to do it? Cut corners; I mean really cut corners.  Let’s just say we ban-sprayed a lot of homes which is not really legal or ethical. Real estate was a freebie, vacant homes a joke.  I’m willing to bet at one time 75 percent never had termites, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the reports issued by licensed Terminix employees. I’ve seen salesmen do everything from putting termite debris under a house to sprinkling drywood frass in someone’s attic just to sell a job.  It’s all about money. They don’t care about employees or people.  It’s the great American scam. I could write a book on the things I saw and did.  If you have any questions about Terminix, I’ll probably know. I was a dedicated employee, caught up in their system. By the way, I did pest control also; and well, let’s just say we had a saying, “Splash and dash.” If you run out of chemical, shoot water, they’ll never know; web the house good; and go.

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