A consumer court has set September 2 for initial arguments on a suit against an extermination service for allegedly botching a job at his house.
Petitioner Abdul Baqi submitted that he had hired the Base Termite Control Service in Model Town on November 10, 2012, to destroy a termite infestation at his house.
The exterminators drilled holes in the walls and the grounds and poured in Fipronil, an insecticide. They also sprayed the cupboards and other wooden furniture.
The petitioner said that he had paid them Rs11,000 for labour and the cost of the chemicals.
He was given a guarantee that there would be no termite problem at his house for 10 years, he said.
But on July 9, 2013, he noticed that some wooden racks and the documents they carried had been destroyed by termites.
He said that he complained to the respondent, but he did not accommodate him.
He asked the court to direct the respondent to return his Rs11,000, award him Rs500,000 as damages for stress and the loss of wooden racks and documents, and a further Rs400,000 as compensation for the damage done to the floor and walls at his house by the drilling.
The respondent was not available for comment.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2013.