Can a Termite Company Be Held Liable if Termites Come Back After Treatment?

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Termites can be a common occurrence, especially when pest control companies fail to live up to their promises. Maryland houses are often older and constructed of wood, making termiteIMG 5784 1 1024x768 - Can a Termite Company Be Held Liable if Termites Come Back After Treatment? infestations more likely. As a result, homeowners may find themselves facing significant financial losses and structural damage to their homes. To protect yourself, you may turn to a pest control company to inspect for termites and exterminate any that are found. Sometimes, however, a termite company may lay down pesticides and promise to treat your home only for you to discover that the infestation has returned shortly thereafter, and they try to avoid responsibility.

Suing Maryland Pest Companies That Fail to Fully Eradicate Termites

Termite companies are responsible for providing a duty of care to their customers and abiding by their responsibilities under their contracts. If you hired a pest control company to exterminate a termite infestation only to discover the bugs have returned shortly thereafter, you may be able to recover compensation for the losses you suffered as a result.

The experienced termite attorneys at Whitney, LLP have represented Maryland homeowners who have incurred financial damages as a result of negligent pest control companies and termite damage contractors. In one case, we obtained a verdict of $1,068,000 for a client who suffered severe termite damage due to a negligent and fraudulent termite inspection company. We have secured substantial termite damage repair settlements for other clients when pest control companies have neglected their responsibilities or defrauded their customers.  We offer Legal Consultations. 

Our experienced Maryland termite lawyers have successfully sued negligent termite companies, deceptive real estate agents, home flippers and dishonest sellers for the damages caused by termite infestations. One of our cases was reported on by Barry Simms of WBAL in which our client experienced serious structural damages and substantial termite damage repair costs as a result of negligent and deceptive practices by a real estate agent.

When Termite Companies in Maryland Do Not Exterminate the Infestation

Some Maryland termite companies may have clauses in their contracts that disclaim liability for a returning termite infestation. Nevertheless, they have a responsibility to provide the services they specified in their contracts, and they are required to perform according to industry standards. When they cut corners, and do not properly treat a customer’s home, however, the termites may return quickly even though they appeared to be eliminated immediately following the extermination. Many termite contracts provide for ongoing treatment in addition to eradication. However, some companies may try to cut costs at the expense of homeowners. When termite companies engage in misleading, deceptive or negligent practices that cause termites to return shortly after the treatment, homeowners may find themselves paying thousands of dollars to termite damage contractors to handle the necessary repairs. At Whitney, LLP, our experienced termite attorneys can help victims seek compensation for these and other losses.

Maryland Termite Lawyer for Claims and Lawsuits

You should not have to pay the price for a negligent termite company. If you own a home in Maryland and have suffered damages after termites returned to your property following an inadequate extermination, contact the experienced lawyers at Whitney, LLP. We can determine who is at fault and fight aggressively to secure the compensation that you deserve. Request your legal consultation by calling Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000 or by using our online contact form right away.


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