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DAMPWOOD TERMITES
Termites that live in and feed on wood that has high moisture content.

DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES
Door-to-door sales of pest control services by unlicensed individuals are not permissible. Any individuals going door-to-door may only leave flyers or set up appointments. Every licensee is issued a license. Consumers should ask to see it.

DRYWOOD TERMITES
Termites that establish colonies in wood, feed on the wood, and drop fecal pellets.

EARTH-WOOD CONTACTS
Wooden members of the structure that are in contact with the soil. This condition can contribute to fungus infection and infestation by subterranean termites.

EXCESSIVE MOISTURE
Regulation requires that a pest control company post a tag in the attic, sub-area, or garage after an inspection has been made. The tag shall contain the firm’s name and date of inspection.

FAULTY GRADE LEVELS
A condition that occurs when the top of any foundation is even with or below the adjacent earth.

FUNGUS/DRY ROT
Moisture-induced infection in wood which causes rot and reduces the strength of the wood.

FURTHER INSPECTION
When an area is inaccessible or not visible for inspection purposes, a recommendation is made to open the area to reveal the enclosed space for inspection.

HEALTH HAZARDS
If anyone experiences flu-like symptoms after a licensee has applied pesticides or chemicals at your property, contact the County Agricultural Commissioner or the Board and your physician immediately.

INACCESSIBLE AREAS
Areas of a structure that cannot be readily viewed for inspection purposes without opening up or defacing the areas.

INSPECTION FEE
Pest control companies usually charge a fee for inspections. These fees can vary widely, as there are no laws which regulate pricing. Therefore, consumers may want to discuss the fee before hiring a company to perform an inspection.

INSPECTION REPORT
Every time a pest control licensee inspects any structure on a property, a report entitled “Wood-Destroying Pests and Organisms Inspection Report” must be issued. Inspection reports are maintained by the pest control company for three years.

INSPECTION TAG
Regulation requires that a pest control company post a tag in the attic, sub-area, or garage after an inspection has been made. The tag shall contain the firm’s name and date of inspection.
 
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