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Mobile County Sheriff Executes Writ Seizing Terminix’s Computers and Hard Drives

March 30, 2020 EDITED: The following story has been edited to correct mistakes of fact.

The Mobile County Sherriff’s office executed a writ of execution on Terminix International this morning, seizing computer equipment, hand-held devices, and other hard drives, as a consequence of its refusal to pay a final and binding arbitration award in excess of $1.6 million dollars.

Terminix is currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s office for drastically raising its annual renewal premiums for customers in Mobile and Baldwin County, often by thousands of dollars per customer. According to Tom Campbell, founder of the Birmingham and Mobile based law firm, Campbell Law PC, “this time Terminix has gone too far in refusing to pay the final judgment from an arbitration to an 80-year-old widow from Mobile.”

“Terminix has raised a lot of powerful eyebrows by its business practices,” says Campbell. “Rather than providing the services it promised to provide, that it was already paid to provide, that it was sometimes ordered by the regulators to provide, Terminix chose instead to run off tens of thousands of customers in the Mobile Area.”

Campbell further stated, “We hope Attorney General Marshall will not let Terminix abuse the tens of thousands of customers that the company abandoned. Indeed, my law firm has offered to help with these efforts in any way we can, provided that the relief sought makes whole every homeowner cheated by Terminix.”

“If you want to know what you can do to help,” Campbell says, “you should encourage the Attorney General or your local District Attorney to use the full power of the law to help protect the people of our wonderful state. Our elected officials have the responsibility to hold accountable this multibillion-dollar company that, on many occasions, has not only failed or refused to follow the applicable rules and regulations, it has knowingly disregarded orders to comply by Alabama’s regulatory agency.”

Brandon Falls on Punitive Damages

Brandon Falls joined Campbell Law PC after nearly 20-years in the District Attorney’s office. In this video, Falls explains why punitive damages are regularly sought and won by Campbell Law PC.  Falls sees punitive damages as not only righting a wrong but also sending a message to those intent on taking advantage of homeowners.

Former DA to Represent Those Wronged by Termite Companies

Brandon Falls of Campbell Law PC, spent 19-years in the District Attorney’s office prior to joining the firm. Falls earned a reputation as a no nonsense criminal prosecutor. Having joined Campbell Law PC, Falls brings to the table a toughness that will benefit the homeowners he will now represent who have been wronged by termite companies.

I was getting services and they come and spray and the roaches and the roaches never never left my house they kept coming out in and spray for a whole year this was going on I was complaining about the person that was spray my house I felt he wasn’t doing his job he told me the things that he was putting in my house and spray in my house so they still was there I had to move out that house and when I moved out the house the roaches came with me so I want to website and I see pets control so in the process of me seeing it I end up ordering things from pets control and I ordered 3 products the first product I still have the receipt I still have the containers I still have everything I got off the website pets control so the process of me looking at Pest Control I end up going through my emails so in the process of me going to my email I realize that the same products that’s on his website Terminix is using and it was a whole year and some change that they were coming to my house ordering the 3x products and I spray the house and I mean and I got rid of him in 30 days there’s none in this house and it was infested all Terminix did they bring them out they infest at my house more and then when I called the manager he came out he sprayed the house and they were still there they controlled them enough so they can keep getting my money because how does a person work for 20 years and killing pets and couldn’t get rid of my roaches it took a year to where I just stop Services I moved and I didn’t call them when I moved to another residents residence I did it myself and it took 30 days I don’t see one not a one and these are the same products that I know that they got and I paid them and pay them and pay them I don’t know nothing about Exterminating and I got rid of them in 30 days and I called and I asked for my money back cuz it says if they don’t get rid of the bugs money back guarantee and they will really upset with me when I start speaking facts it would be nice if someone can get in contact with me because I know that Terminix they are swindling people they’re taking their money and they’re not doing their job they’re keeping these roaches so we can keep calling them so they keep getting money and something needs to be done about this.

This particular instance began in July, 2016. Termites were found in my master bedroom. It was finally approved to go through insurance however this would be a long process. A subcontractor looked at the existing flooring and advised me that the flooring was not available. Would I come down to the showroom to pick another flooring. I took a morning off from work to honor his request. Finally the flooring had arrived and was scheduled to install. I was so pleased after all we are already into November, 2016. Two gentleman were in my home for two days removing the old flooring. They pointed out to me termite tubes in the baseboard.

The following day Terminex sent a man to drill. The men returned to continue laying the flooring. They had finished.

Upon my inspection I notice that the baseboard was not the same color as the new flooring. The men had used the old flooring baseboard and reapplied it. When I called Interior Concepts, and spoke with David he instructed me that he did not bid the baseboard in his quote.

Finally had a scheduled meeting at my home yesterday with David Gilmer here in Casa Grande to discuss the color issue. He did not attend instead sent Joel and his trainee Albert. Joel instructed me that he was there to look at termites in floor board. I disagreed with him the premise of the meeting was to discuss the different color baseboard. I pointed out to Joel that an arbitrator was needed and he left my home. I than called David Gilmer this morning who refused to pay for the baseboards. So here I sit with mismatched flooring in my master.

Where to Find Help for A Termite Problem

Where do you look for help when your pest control company has let you down and your home has a serious termite problem? There’s no better place to look for answer than a former insider at the worlds largest pest control company.

Terminix Manger Gives the Inside Scoop

Former Terminix Manager Reveals Practices; Explains Why the Company Respects the Tenacity and Hard Work of Campbell Law PC. Steve Barnett is a former Gulf Coast Branch Manager for Terminix and knows how the massive Pest Control company is run from the inside out.
In this video Barnett describes why Terminix respects the thoroughness Campbell Law PC uses to investigate and present a case.

Beware Terminix “FREE” Termite Inspections

If you’re searching online for a quality, affordable termite inspection, you might have come across something like, Rid your home of termites. Contact Terminix today for a FREE termite inspection! Though this offer sounds great at first, many have been conned into the Terminix trap with this so-called “free” termite inspection, later to discover severe, costly consequences.

free termite insepction

A Free Termite Inspection from Terminix

Will Cost You Big Time

Terminix promises quality, affordable pest control services. Unfortunately, though they sometimes provide a free termite inspection without up-front cost, Terminix customers end up paying big time — often costing homeowners thousands of dollars. Here’s how:

  • Poor-quality inspections — Terminix pest inspectors often perform very limited inspections, over-looking fundamental areas such as attics and crawl spaces. They are also known to hide termite infestations and costly damage, especially if found after they supposedly treated the property.
  • Sub-standard exterminations and treatments — Once a person signs a contract with Terminix, they are provided periodic termite treatments that are supposed to prevent termite infestation. Many Terminix professionals cut corners during this process, failing to protect the property, leading to a need for costly re-treatment.
  • Use of dangerous chemicals — There are many cases brought against Terminix for use of dangerous chemicals resulting in serious illness and hospitalization, often causing life-changing disability and thousands in medical debt.
  • Failure to accept responsibility — Customers of Terminix often discover termites and damage while under contract. When this happens, Terminix does everything possible to evade liability, even though the damage could have been prevented if proper procedures had been followed.

Considering all these things, are Terminix termite inspections really “free?” Once a client is hooked by these initial inspections, they later discover thousands of dollars in hidden costs related to poor service, severe medical complications, and failure to resolve complaints before they become huge, costly problems.

Dangerous Pesticides Still Being Used by Terminix


"Warning, Danger"

Pest control ranging from termites and ants to mice and rats has long been a major concern among U.S. homeowners. Each year millions of dollars are paid out to pest control companies like Terminix in the hopes of keeping our homes free of infestations and our family and property safe. We trust these companies to provide services using products that will get the job done, but at the same time are not going to cause harm to our families.

A Vacation One Family Will Never Forget

Terminix is one of the largest pest control companies in the world. You would think that the only way this company could have grown to be so big would be through providing exemplary service. Unfortunately, this is not the case as the number of lawsuits against them not only for providing poor quality services, but also for using dangerous chemicals continues to grow.

In recent years there have been a number of cases where families have been poisoned by the chemicals used by Terminix or the smaller companies they hire, including one in which a young Florida boy was left so severely brain damaged following the fumigation of the family home he may never walk again. In a recent court case, a family who had been on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands was exposed to yet another dangerous pesticide used by Terminix and ended up critically ill.

In this particular case, Terminix pled guilty to four counts of violating federal laws with regard to the use of pesticides. The company has also agreed to pay $10 million in penalties. The chemical in question was methyl bromide and can cause a person to suffer from convulsions, coma, and brain damage. The federal government banned the indoor use of this pesticide in 1984, and severely restricts its use elsewhere.

The family was hospitalized for treatment, and both of the teenage sons spent weeks in medically induced comas. Terminix has agreed to pay all medical expenses and prosecutors have stated they are willing to reopen the case if the company fails to hold up its end of the plea deal. This type of willful negligence is becoming all-to-common when it comes to pest control companies, the products they use, and the lack of properly trained personnel.

 

Ripoff Report – Terminix Scam Alert

When you hire a pest control company such as Terminix, you expect to get nothing but the best possible service. For hundreds of consumers across the country, this has been the case for decades. But behind all the happy smiling faces of home and business owners whose properties have been successfully treated, there is a growing number who have filed suit against the company for failing to provide promised services.

Terminix Scam. Big Bills No Service."Scam Alert"

Terminix seems to feel that due to their size and internationally recognized name, that they can get away with doing whatever they want. Many consumers report paying huge amounts of money to have Terminix come to their homes and eradicate pests, only to find that even after their homes were treated multiple times, the very pests they were trying to get rid of, were not only still there, but growing in number.

One homeowner stated they paid $650 to Terminix to get rid of mice. The company came out twice, but the home still has mice. Multiple attempts to contact Terminix have since been made, but no one from the company has ever called the homeowner back, leaving them out $650 and with mice still in their home.

Add-On Services Not Needed

Another complaint filed in Arlington, TX states that the inspector who came to the home chose to inspect the person’s attic, something they had never done before, and told them they had rats in the attic. The homeowner paid the money, but also opted to have a second company perform an inspection. This company did not find any sign of rats or any other infestation in the attic. When the homeowner confronted his Terminix provider regarding a refund, he was told,” well, you are not getting your money back and that good credit you are talking about IS going to be ruined.” by Terminix manager John Kasper.

10-Year-Old in Florida Will Never be the Same

10-year-old Peyton McCaughey’s life has been changed forever following fumigation by a Terminix subcontractor. The home was deemed by the contractor to be safe to return to but was actually still filled with highly toxic fumes. Peyton subsequently suffered severe brain damage and will likely never fully recover. Despite the fact his brain damage has been proven to have been a direct result of the sub-contractor hired by Terminix, the company continues to deny any responsibility.

These are only a few examples of just how far Terminix will go to deny their customers the services they have paid for or to take any responsibility for their actions. It seems the only way anyone has a chance of making Terminix accept any culpability for their actions — or lack thereof — is to hire an attorney and to file a lawsuit. Despite the number of ongoing lawsuits against Terminix, the company still continues to deceive thousands of their customers on a daily basis.