Ask Consumerists: Orkin or Terminix?

Wesley asks via the tipline, Orkin or Terminix, who’s better?

He’s researching getting his home treated as a preventitive measure against the wood gobblers and has found several complaints against both companies.

Any thoughts, good or bad, especially in reference to their termite plans?

Having a house with no wood touching the ground is a good way to go. Even still, termites can traverse these with mud tunnels!

Here’s a short primer on identifying if you have termite infestation.

Although it’s a pretty good sign “Yes” if your house looks like this.