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.
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.