Fleming Termite and Pest Control Reviews (2)
Review: I called Fleming Pest Control to come spray for an ant problem, or some insect problem. The controller inspected my house and quoted a price of 150.00 to spray my house for ants. It seemed a fair price for the work involved. At ths conclusion of the job I gave the controller my credit card to pay for the bill. He called his office to "swipe" my credit card.
After this he asked me to sign two forms which he did not explain. After I signed them he stated that I now had an ongoing contract with his company for several hundred more dollars for pest control services. I said I did not want this agreement. He then stated that I could cancel it at a cost of 75.00 and left quickly.
I read the contract and it has to be done by certified letter within 3 days-a tight fit. I called the company who initially did not make a decision on this-then called me back and told me to "forget it."Desired Settlement: I consider this a classic deceptive business practise. I didn't want a long term contract and now don't trust them to "forget it." I don't think I should have to pay 75.00 extra for being hustled by some guy who does this all the time. There is no guarentee they will even abide by the certified letter I'm sending-a difficult way to cancel anything.
Review: Flemmings Pest Control was called to release a Squirrel from our attic in February. They charged $1,000 up front for the service. Unfortunately, we assumed this cost would provide for a thorough investigation of the problem and prevent future issues from occurring. However, this "service" merely included putting a ladder up to the gable vent, disconnecting the chicken-wire, and putting a modified gable vent in to allow the squirrel to escape. This "service" required about 30 minutes of work, and the squirrel escaped that week. However, this $1,000 "service" did not include assessing the situation thoroughly, or any post-evaluation and prevention. Somehow, two months later, another squirrel has entered the attic, and Flemming refuses to finish the job. They sent a technician (at no charge) to come back and put large mouse traps with peanut butter at the front of the attic - at no charge. This took them maybe another 30 minutes, and again, with no thorough investigation. Essentially, Flemming climbed a ladder and set two large mouse traps that we could have purchased at the hardware store for $5 - and charged us $1,000. We accuse Flemming of - not only incredibly poor service, but - unethical business standards and taking advantage customers. We believe that the $1,000 we paid entitles us to have Flemming assess possible entryways into the attic and establish preventative measures, and release the squirrel that is currently up there.Desired Settlement: -Release the Squirrel that is currently in our attic
-Investigate the potential entryways