Monday, August 09, 2010

Bed bugs? Check out your exterminator!

We got a call from a guy who’s now living in Motel 6. At first he had bed bugs and now he’s homeless.

As a solution to his bed bug problem he went on the Internet to find an exterminator. He found one nearby who had a nice website, and the exterminator claimed he had 30 years experience.

He hired him. The exterminator wanted $5000 down, but it was guaranteed to eliminate the bed bugs. He paid. Then the exterminator came after him for another $5000. He still hadn’t done anything yet! (I know, you ask how the guy could be so stupid. Con men get the word “con” from “confidence.” There are many kinds of cons, from your neighborhood spiritual advisor to Bernie Madoff.)

Anyway, then the guy lost his job and couldn’t make his mortgage payments, and now he’s living in Motel 6. (Anybody want to buy a house with bed bugs?)

Finally, he checked the exterminator out by going to the county courthouse. The exterminator had a long list of suits, judgments, and a couple of bankruptcies. The guy who called us now has a suit against the exterminator. (Lots of luck.)

At Sherlock Investigations we can check out any contractor, in any state. Whether you hire some to put in a pool, or exterminate bed bugs, let us check ‘em out first!

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