Shout-out for W.A. Stone Termite & Pest Control Company in Carlsbad

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CalBRE License #01490977

W.A. Stone Termite & Pest Control Company

Gets Rave Reviews in Carlsbad

 

Darn those pesky termites! They are all over Southern California, and as termite inspectors are fond of saying – there are 2 types of houses here, those with termites and those that will get them.

 

We bought our current home a couple of years ago, and while we did a termite inspection during the due diligence period we elected to take on the issue after we purchased, knowing what we did. Along with some other remodeling, we finally decided to have an updated termite inspection and take care of any issues, and get on a plan to monitor those buggers regularly.

 

W.A. Stone was highly recommended to me by a recent client, who had used them multiple times, and they had been recommended to this client by someone else. My client had glowing things to say about their service, and on top of that the fact that they do also heat treatment, with a 2-year warranty, in lieu of fumigation if desired, convinced us to go this route. No leaving the house for a couple of days for tenting, along with carting off the pets and certain foods and staying with friends or in a hotel.

 

 

 

From the beginning they made a huge impression – from the first call to the office to set up the inspection, to the inspector who came to look at our house, and then the 2-man crew today who did the work…I couldn’t be happier and more pleased with their responsiveness and communication.

 

Heat Treat tubing in our house

 

There was preliminary cleanup and local treatment to take care of in the attic and then they set up the expandable tubing to carry the heat to the attic from outside. Because of the cats they ran the tubing up through a second story window rather than a front door.

 

Termite heat treatment at our house

 

The temperature, both ambient as well as in the wood, is monitored since the temperature have to be high enough (about 110 degrees) to kill these chewing varmints so this took a few hours.

 

heat monitor W A Stone termite

 

While it got a little toasty in my upstairs office, with the windows open it was just fine. They cleaned up well after they were done and one would never know they were here.  And they’ll be back for a 6-month check-up.

 

I would definitely continue to use W.A. Stone and they are now on my list of companies to suggest to buyers and sellers, especially if they want to avoid using tenting and fumigation.

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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 What a great shout out for people who are looking for  reliable termite protection  and fumigating in Carlsbad California Jeff Dowler 

Dec 02, 2016 07:13 PM #1
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Patricia Kennedy
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Jeff, my favorite thing is that they didn't let the cats out!  

Dec 02, 2016 07:15 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Jeff- great shout out for W.A. Stone Termite and Pest Control in Carlsbad. I too am glad that they took the cats into consideration. 

Dec 02, 2016 07:30 PM #3
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

When vendors do a great job I like letting others know, plus adding them to my list of suggestions.

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 09:33 PM #4
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Patricia Kennedy 

I am SOOO in agreement. I mentioned the cats and they immediately offered a solution and didn't seem the least bit phased. Of course the cats hid most of the time but you just never know - they can be rather sneaky at times!

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 09:35 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jeff nice to see that there are a few Honest Termite Co. I always warn my buyers that most Termite Co. are less than honorable...Endre

Dec 02, 2016 10:00 PM #6
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Jeff Dowler nice shout out for your termite inspection company.... monitoring is very important, and I've had mine done every year for about 20 years....

Dec 03, 2016 02:22 AM #7
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James Dray
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Good morning Jeff.  Don't know that we have a company like that one around here.  Maybe they would consider opening up one in our area.  If so I'll be their first customer.

Dec 03, 2016 03:04 AM #8
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Jeff.  Interesting way to take care of termites.  I'm assuming these are drywood termites.

Dec 03, 2016 04:39 AM #9
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Dianne Goode
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I had never heard of heat treating for termites!  Here in NC we have the slower moving kind, thank goodness.  Usually it's sufficient to treat the soil.

Dec 03, 2016 05:45 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Jeff -- finding the right vendor partners is so important and your post is a nice shout out to W A Stone Termite.  

Dec 03, 2016 11:33 AM #11
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Hi Kathy Streib  - they could have just ignored the request but instead quickly said they could handle it with the tubing over the lower roof and through the window. I was impressed.

Endre Barath, Jr.  - you definitely have to be careful. There are a lot of companies out there and some do not have good reputations, and they can vary quite a bit in cost

Jeff

Dec 03, 2016 01:33 PM #12
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Barbara Todaro  - so right. They aare very common and monitoring is important. Some people do nothing for many years and when it comes time to sell the damage is extensive and costly. We KNOW they will return at some point

I really like the idea of the heat treatment, unless fumigation is the only option, James Dray  They are only in CA I believe.

Jeff

Dec 03, 2016 01:35 PM #13
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Hi Gabe Sanders  - yes. Although we get some subterranean ones here as well. 

Dianne Goode  - There seem to be a variety of treatments depending on the issue. We had more of the subterranean ones back in New England, although they were not all that common. More an issue with carpenter ants

Jeff

Dec 03, 2016 01:40 PM #14
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Michael Jacobs 

Agreed. Having the right vendor, or several, is key, personally as well as for clients. I think good companies deserve the public testimonials!

Jeff

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