Prime Termite

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Thorough inspections, wood damage warranty directed to entire structure, huge value of customers' investment-our per hour rate is 1.5-2 times less than average. We work for days to complete the work properly instead of hours by using the best and safest materials.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Unlimited room for expansion, combines both-office work and work at the field, creative work on providing quality information as well as designing treatments.


Los Angeles, CA 90065

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4 Reviews
  • David V. Aug 29, 2013
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    I let it go for too long. Knew that have lots of termites until my real estate agent told me that I have to do something, He referred me Prime Termite but I also checked them online before hiring. They pocked every single wood you can imagine in my house sprayed their organic stuff all inside the walls, and did lots of repairs too. Depending on a day they sent 2-4 men,. It's always a good idea to get referrals, you know these online things, you can't trust them that much. Anyway, just my 2 cents for Carlos, Vic, Wallace, James, - hardworking and nice - Keep it up that way, you do a good job, nothing needs to be changed.
  • Albert R. May 29, 2013
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    I work from home, and this was not a big deal for me to get estimates. I got 3 quotes about 2 months ago and put them on hold for a while. Then I decided to call one more guy to make sure no more termites are here before starting tenting. Then I ended up calling 3 more companies, and 2 of them did not check my house properly. One of them asked me to pay $65 to go check underneath. But not Wallace from Prime Termite- it took him only about half an hour to check my house really good, and he found lot more stuff other guys did not find. I ended up having ground termites too in the basement, but either they were new or other guys did not find them. I figured out that if this was how they inspect, that's the way they would do other works too - half or part of it done. He offered me either to tent or do no chemical green sprays. I work from home and also am health conscious. So went with their green sprays. it took them a while to do it though - 3 days, but was not noisy or anything, they did not bother me at all. . We ended up making friends with Wallace since when the work was being done he came here twice and made sure everything was going fine. Also, Prime was the only company that gave me 5 year really good warranty with details. Now if something happens to my house, it's going to be their problem, not mine, but the way they did it looks like nothing would happen. Very happy, and cheers to a nice inspector-termite-professor Mr. Wallace. Very satisfied, highly recomment. I did not move out from my house, and even though it was more expensive than tenting I feel like got a really good deal. For so much work it was worth it. This is a good company, I recommend them. If you also want a very experienced inspector to check your house ask for Wallace, this guy is a termite professor and is in this industry for over 20 years.
  • Ara G. Aug 9, 2010
    My experience with prime termite was great. Initial free consultation/estimate did help me understand what is the best treatment for my house. During consultation and free estimate we received great amount of information on termites and their treatments. All the information that was provided to us with prime termite was backed with information from good reliable website resources. I do recommend prime termite because of their competitive pricing as well as good reliable work. Satisfied Customer Ara
  • Angus M. Jul 28, 2010
    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.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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.)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Always. Though, many subjects are outdated. I don't have time now for registering my own education classes, but by time I sure will.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Combined green treatments.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Can google "prime termite reviews". There are many positive reviews all over.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.