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How to get rid of mosquitoes

Looking to get rid of mosquitoes so you can finally enjoy the outdoors? We have the latest technology in mosquito control that is just hitting the market!

Watch this video from In2Care first… so you can see how it works.

How it works: In2Care Mosquito Trap

After watching the video, you should understand how revolutionizing this mosquito fungicide is. It’s safe for pets, humans, butterflies, bees, and specifically targets female mosquitos to cease the reproductive process!

How do you start and what do we do?

Depending on your yard size, we will implement the traps in shady areas. Our technician will also complete an initial spray if necessary to knock down the mosquito population. This is so you see an immediate difference as the traps take about 10 days for the process to become effective.

Every month thereafter, we will replenish the traps with fresh fungicide and you will finally be able to enjoy your backyard area!

You can read more information about our traps here.

Contact us immediately to get on our schedule!

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What is a WDO inspection

Wood Destroying Organism Inspection, otherwise known as, the Termite Inspection.

What what is it?

The WDO/termite inspection is a visual inspection for wood destroying organisms which includes: termites, certain “wood boring” beetles, and wood decay fungi.

Pretty much everyone is aware of termites, but in Florida, we include all types of organisms that “eat” wood.

Wood Decay Fungi is basically the white fungus that is on rotten wood. So this when you have a significant roof leak.

How is the inspection performed?

A WDO inspector will walk the exterior of your home, tap onto soffits to check for termite droppings, walk the interior of your home, tap on baseboards, evaluate all wood components, and also climb through the attic.

The inspector is looking for termite droppings, mud tubes created by subterranean termites, decayed wood, exit holes, and galleries.

Should you get a WDO or termite inspection?

Yes. All Florida homes should complete a WDO inspection yearly, even homes made out of concrete block. Concrete homes have wood framing, trim, and decor. Not to mention, termites have been found eating drywall due to its cellulose components.

It is vital to keep up with regular home inspections in order to maintain your home properly. Just like with your teeth, if you do not maintain them, it can cause serious damage overtime.

Do you have questions about WDO’s? Contact us here.

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Why a free termite inspection is a scam

Free termite inspection. Sounds nice right? Sure, until they find termites and charge you an arm and a leg to treat the home.

It’s simple business math, let’s break it down real quick shall we?

A free inspection means they have to mark up prices or volume elsewhere in order to meet the company margin. Therefore, they can increase termite treatment cost, but not only that, they can just find more treatments as well. In other areas, they may pay for cheaper employment and/or education/re-licensing classes.

One big surprise we found was some termite companies pay their employees a commission based on if they find termites. At first, it appears to be okay, but it opens conflicts of interest when a supposed non-biased inspector should be trying to help you. The commission-based inspector can AND WILL upsell you on a treatment EASILY when he/she finds evidence of wood-destroying insects or “plants” termite evidence (yes, this has happened).

Here’s how….Fact: termites scare homeowners. Fact: people buy based on emotion. Fact: some companies pay their inspectors per termite finding. And fact: said termite inspectors somehow end up finding more damage to upsell you based on your emotions! (Amazing!!!)

So what does this mean? Well, the free or cheap inspection you paid for was a gimmick. It means they used this as a sales tactic to get you to use their service, then try to find termites, to then pay their cheap labor to cost you more than needed to treat the home in extreme measures. Not to mention, your inspector probably smelled like cheese and looked like he just crawled out of the sewers.

As a company that is in this industry, we see it time and time again, sadly. Do we join their sales tactics in order to get more business and make more money for the “elite owners”, or do we stand for what is Honorable? You take a guess (hint read our name).

If there is one thing to remember here, remember this: if you pay for a cheap service, you will pay more in other areas.

“Honorable service for you and your home.” We stand by it 100% from the rose smelling inspectors, to the perfected price point. This industry is based on numbers, not people. Honor Services is here to change that. Contact us here.

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