Planet Orange Termite / Orange Oil Scam
Hi, I want to complain about a company most everone has heard of by now called "Planet Orange". They are under the category in which the more something is repeated, the more people will believe in it, even if it is a scam. They are like the commercials we watch where they want you to believe that taking a pill will make your breasts larger, etc. You have to be a savvy consumer to look through the orange oil scam. You see, termites, bees, and ants all live in colonies and depend on each other for survival. In the instance of termites, if you kill just a few, the rest will turn and run. Thus, you still have termites, and are out a couple thousand dollars. (their prices to "kill" termites at Planet Orange starts at around $2500-$3300). These companies like "Planet Orange", "Pacific Coast Termite", and a couple others who use "orange oil" to try to kill temites are preying on the consumers who want to do "the right thing" for the environment by not fumigating their house, when what is really happening is the consumer is getting ripped off, and being taken advantage of these companies who tell you to be "green". The reason I know this is because I have been in the termite industry for 23 years and worked at one of these companies who push "orange oil" and I made ALOT of money on commision. Finally, my conscience got the best of me and after 2 years I left and started my own termite control company here in the SF bay area and I do not push fumigation nor orange oil. I will not mention my company's name, because I am not seeking business, I just want people to be aware of not getting ripped off by the companies who push "Orange Oil".