See Termites? Call a Lawyer.

Nov 1, 2017 | Allen A. Ritchie

If you have a termite control company to treat your house and later find termites, get ready to call a lawyer.

From our in-take file — an Alabama family paid the pest control people for termite protection and then found the nasty bugs eating their house. The pest control company did not offer to fix the problem but rather gave a series of excuses to why the damage was not the company’s fault.

This infuriated me.  It still makes me so mad I can hardly contain myself.

Though I usually help injured people, I will gladly see that you get help if you paid to be protected and a company does not come through when you need it. I guess it is all my years fighting insurance companies that should pay up when you get hurt (that is what insurance is for) and they stall or protest or otherwise don’t do the right thing.

Here is the sad part of the pest control scam: termites can almost always be avoided by the construction of a barrier to protect the wood. It gulls me that unscrupulous pest control companies will not even do that.

If you are like me, you know little about these home eating bugs. Thankfully I know some expert lawyers who will both crawl under your house and fight for you in court. Seriously, these people know the bug companies’ tricks — and there are a lot of tricks.

Since I am on a rant, there is another big problem in our state: pest control companies using too little pesticide to fight termites. They save a bundle and put your house at risk. This is just plain fraud. Companies have been known to shred records to hide this fact.

If termites hit your home, give me a call. I bet I can help. No cost for that call. If we can’t help you, we will tell you who can.

Also if you or a family member is injured in a car wreck, slip and fall at a business, workers’ comp or any other injury, you can talk with the lawyers at Eiland and Ritchie for free. As we say, there is no cost until we collect for you. We want to help you get back on your feet.

Allen Ritchie