Terminix lives out its motto, “power over pests,” by providing extermination services for termites and other common household insects, backed by a comprehensive money-back guarantee. In an initial inspection appointment, certified inspectors scan quarters for warning signs, such as termite-style wood damage and empty black-widow terrariums. Terminix’s primary strategy, viable for most pests, pivots on a liquid defense system applied to the soil that surrounds homes. The liquid coats passing arthropods in pesticide, which they then transmit to their peers. Baited traps or the liquid system lure in bugs from strategic positions near food-filled locales, such as refrigerators. Bug banishers can also spray bedbug-infested rooms with a variety of treatments, such as Rapid Freeze carbon dioxide, which ices both the bugs and their eggs.