Terminix bought out the pest control company I worked for the past 9 years, and, of course, we signed a non-compete agreement with Terminix when they took over. Their intention was to shut down the office (employees would be out of a job); so they didn’t even bother to get a business license for that location. Last week, the Department of Health shut down the office and informed us that any certified technicians that continued to work out of that office could lose their certification, meaning we could not work in our state. Another employee and I pooled our resources and struck out on our own. In just one week, we have taken back many of the customers we had. Our lawyer says that due to the circumstances, we should be okay; but today, Terminix fired their first warning shot.