Termite Control for HOA’s

Top Realtor Rookie MistakeIndustry standards and best practices dictate that a Termite Control for HOA’s and local treatment should be performed for all HOA common areas once a year. Knowing the following will help you find and interview the right vendor and will maximize your ROI when acquiring a community-wide termite control program.
Termite Control Happens Once a Year
Termite control is not like general pest control for ants, spiders, and roaches. It needs to be done only once a year and is not done by monthly blanket sprays like you would see done for ants, spiders, etc.

Industry standards and best practices dictate that a Termite Control for HOA’s and local treatment should be performed for all HOA common areas once a year. Knowing the following will help you find and interview the right vendor and will maximize your ROI when acquiring a community-wide termite control program.

Termite Control Happens Once a Year
Termite control is not like general pest control for ants, spiders, and roaches. It needs to be done only once a year and is not done by monthly blanket sprays like you would see done for ants, spiders, etc.

Specify Treatment Areas

When requesting bids for your community’s termite control, make it clear if the bid should include unit interiors or not.

That’s not something that should fluctuate based on different vendors’ opinions or recommendations. That is dictated by CC&Rs.

Bids Should Include Both Inspections and Treatment for Termites

Be sure that the bid includes the cost for inspections AND treatments. If a vendor does not know how to bid local treatments based on an exterior assessment and general construction information, they are not a skilled wholesaler and therefore not likely to return the best value at the purchasing level of an HOA. It would be like buying 10 bananas at a 7-11 versus Costco. There are many termite control companies experienced in the HOA industry that can provide a bid that is inclusive of both the termite inspection and local termite treatment price.

Request a Report of Any Structural Damage Due to Termites

Lastly, be sure that your vendor will provide a detailed report that will not only include all findings and treatment of termites, but also detailed information about the damage found. The information about the damage should include location, lumber type, measurements, and linear feet for any structurally damaged wood found during the community-wide inspection.

Your vendor should be willing to provide a detailed scope of work for damaged wood and have general contractors and construction companies follow for competitive bids.

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