Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Always. Though, many subjects are outdated. I don't have time now for registering my own education classes, but by time I sure will.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. Fumigation done by using only Vikane, not generic alternative and accomplished by a Dow-Certified fumigators is 20% below market price for using inferior materials such as Zythor and Master-Fume. $1200 minimum and $48 per cubic feet ($60 is average).
The rest is roughly $120 an hour ($50-100 inspector, crew pay, materials, office, insurance, mileage etc.)
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. By accident, I was studying at UCLA, and needed a temporary job, Terminix office was couple of block away where I lived at that time in Signal Hill. Once I entered this industry, I decided to stay in. No regrets, but only good feelings.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Combined green treatments.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. Can google "prime termite reviews". There are many positive reviews all over.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Do research, spend some time, get a complete report, not only against termites, but checking walls, subarea, finding possible leaks, possible hidden damage, ask if inspection tools can be used. See how reliable and decent the person is. Make sure you are not being sold by desperate termites salesman. I don't understand how termite control became a sales profession anyway, it's supposed to be a professional service, not a pressure sale or something like that.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. That they need to check their houses constantly, at least every 3 years. That not seeing termites does not mean they don't have any, obviously, and this is why only termites, not counting fungus damage which is about the same amount cause many times more damage than fires, hurricanes, etc.