10 Termite Scams: Consumer Beware

#8.  Overusing Water Based Putties

 

 

Termite companies keep their prices down by using water-based putties in places where they are highly likely to fail. It is cheap, very easy to use, and looks great when done, (at least for awhile). The problem is that moisture absorbs into the putty and proceeds to rot out the adjacent wood. In two to three years the putty can fall out, and the wood surrounding it will be rot damaged, needing repairs. Since most termite guarantees are for one year, this provides a continuing source of future business.