Thursday, March 3, 2011

Termites

Did I ever mention that we have termites in our 2 year old house?

Well, we discovered it last year November when we saw some mud-like sendiments at the edge of our kitchen cupboards. Googled some termite control companies. Got 2 to come look see and give us a quotation.

In the end settled for NLC. Not so much due to the price but the professionalism of the consultant and the frankness of price and package.

Put us back some RM2,300 for termite control, pest control and an insurance for 1 year. The insurance works such that after the treatment, if the termites come back, they will continue treatment for free. Of course like all insurance, we have to pay annually.

It's March now. Lask week of Feb they came to check on the termites and there is no more activity. Seemingly the termites had wanted to build a nest in the kitchen cupboards but DIED.

So, the Sentricon baits are all gone now. A whole lot of cleaning to do since there is alot of mud where the baits and termites were. But at least I don't have to worry if the cupoards will fall apart on me! :)

Continuing with the pest control and they will continue to monitor for termites in the next few months.

My opinion of NLC? Very good service. One main person will be assigned to a house so you deal with the same person all the time. They are very punctual if not early. And they are always the ones who call to make the appointments. Not conviniently forget to follow up.

We may continue with the insurance until the entire area around our place has been built up. Currently many small areas are being developed around the area so colonies may be moving around a bit.

In all our years, hubby and I have never had to deal with termites. Trust our first experience will be our last.

10 comments:

LittleLamb said...

Sentricon is good. Their method is to catch the "mother"

Glad its over.

Alice Law said...

Wow, very efficient and definitely good services! I'd invest in NLC too(touch wood), thanks for sharing!

Mummy Gwen said...

Glad it works. Thanks for sharing. I will engage NLC too if I'm faced with this prob in the future.

mommy to chumsy said...

oh man...i think i saw something like this in my kitchen cupboard. gotta go take a closer look :(

MeRy said...

At last it is over....

Small Kucing said...

Have to monitor a few months. An aunt's hse gave termites in the cabinets. Pest control came and it worked for awhile. Then a few weeks later discover a new nest elsewhere. Did again. Now okay already

mNhL said...

termites are scary....glad that you found a good pest control company.

andrewjune said...

yay! you guys managed to get rid of them!!!

yes, hope your first experience will be your last!

Irene said...

Heard of NLC, a friend with a super big bungalow recommended this to me last time when I suspected our house had termites, but when he came to check, the guy said it's NOT due to termites, and just some mould from the newly installed flooring.

See? they are HONESTLY professional!

phill said...

congrats on getting rid of them. scary.