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Section-1 termites not fixed

Purchased home in July,13 and we identified the section-1 termite is not done as per the recommendation of termite company. Termite company suggested fumigation to treat dry termite. As the seller requested, a secondary,
substandard method of controlling the Drywood Termite infestation isgiven. We signed the termite report with out full knowledge as our agent has pushed to sign the termite report.  In less that 5 months we have identified dry termites are present in the home and we need to do fumigation as per new termite inspection. As the termite company has certified that home is free of active infestation or infections, we would like to know who is responsible for treating the termite now.
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Hi Nagaraj, 

Like other agents have mentioned in this post, I would suggest you to contact the inspection company and have them come back to review the problem. If they have certified the house and you notice presence of termite, then I think the inspection company should be responsible to fix the problem and perform any repairs needed. 
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March 06
Hi Nagaraj,
Since you are within the 12 month period, you should contact the company that did the work. Most termite companies have a 12 month warranty period on treatments. Review your original termite clearance which you received after the work was completed. Contact them ASAP, letting them know that they need to honor their warranty. Send them a copy of the current termite report. They are required to do it or you can report them to the pest board of ca.
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January 20
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First off, I would contact the termite company that did the work since some offer automatic warranties for the 6-12 months in the case of reinfestation. If the work is not covered, then you may be able to get that company to re-treat for less than the going rate as a good will gesture. If they do agree to do that, buy an extended warranty for pest treatment from them. It is good piece of mind and it seems likely that the house may have other areas of drywood termite infestation that were missed in the first inspection/treatment.

The pest control company may be responsible, but that would be hard to prove since termites travel. The past owners are not liable since you signed off. 

You may feel that your agent did not do right by you or should have advised you differently, but I don't think a court would find them legally responsible. If you feel your agent did not protect you, then you best recourse is to leave them an honest review to help other people looking for an agent. The buck for signing off stops with you. Count it as a lesson learned.
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January 15
The termite company clearance should state the period for which their work is warranted. If you are still within the warranty period, you should contact them to fix the problem at their expense. Otherwise, it will be up to you to get it fixed.

What does your agent say about it?
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You are, as you signed off.   You should follow up with the company who treated it to see if they had a 1 y (or other time period) guarantee
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