5. Prime Termite
- 17 years in business
- 7 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Anaheim, CA
"I needed my termite problem solved. I knew about having the house fumigated. I didn't know about subterranean termites, which Armen informed me about. He brought a high pressure sprayer, and his worker crawled under the two floors I have....the house is on a hillside, and as it goes up the hill has several floors close to the ground....and sprayed the underside of the floors to prevent subterranean termites from causing problems. He called the Gas Co. and arranged to have service discontinued on Friday, and reconnected the following Tuesday.
A crew arrived a few days later, tented the house on Friday, and after 18 hours later, another crew came and dismantled the tenting. The total tenting job was tested the following Monday, and by Tuesday, the Gas Co. arrived and re-lighted all the pilots in stoves and tankless water heater.
I was given a fair price....among 4-5 other bids....and he's working with me so I can pay this off comfortably. My impression is he was more worried about me getting my termite problem solved than anything else. He pointed out which plants I had near the house would have to be moved, or they'd die, then checked again when he arrived for the spraying phase.
Armen's charges forward, and because he's the owner, no commission or salesman is used. This helped with his price to me. We talked while he was estimating, and we hit it off well. He put me at ease, and had a good conversation. He's friendly, and we amused ourselves, but he is very serious about getting the work done properly.
I waited too long since the last fumigation.....20 years before. Luckily it didn't last very long, so the people living here were not inconvenienced very long. Once we moved back in, and had hot water again, life returned to normal. This was a big deal, which came and went before we knew it."