Best Chemical Lawn Care / Fraud and lies
Like the other reports you might read about Best Chemical Lawncare in Spring Texas, I have had similar experiences. It started with my wife getting the usual telemarketing phone call selling their services with a special if we acted today. My wife asked the caller to call back when I was home. I took the call later that evening and they told me about all of the wonderful specials they had going on. I told the caller that it sounded good but I had my qualms about paying for the whole job at once.
At first she said this was the only way they operated because some people don't live up to their agreements and won't pay. When I suggested that we would pay before every treatment she still wouldn't go along. Something in my gut told me that I should just thank her for calling and hang up, but I didn't listen to what my gut was telling me. She then suggested 3 postdated checks dated one month apart. I agreed and said I would tape the checks to the back door in case I wasn't home.
Well I happened to be home when their so called technician showed up in an unmarked truck and began to spray who knows what on my yard. When I received my bank statement today all the checks had been deposited confirming that these people are Rip Off artists. I also got a call a few days after they performed the first treatment saying they had sone an analysis on my yard showing a huge termite infestation which, of course, would require additional dollars for treatment.
I feel like such a shnook. I know better than to do things like this. I even had a second chance to stop it when the unmarked truck looked suspicious along with the invoice with no letter head. All the signs were there but for some reason I went against my better judgment and got scammed.
I am also going to check with the BBB in Houston to see just how many complaints show up. I know there will be many, but maybe we can stop these people somehow. Like Ron White says, 'You can't fix stupid.' Don't be stupid never pay in advance and never give postdated checks to people you don't know.