Most termite infestations will require professional treatments, but how much will that set you back? The answer will depend on a variety of factors, and in this article, we’re going to go over the average costs of treating a termite infestation.
Termite treatment costs
Prices for termite treatments in the US hover around an average of $575. However, many factors may come into play when the final price for a treatment is set, and these factors include the size of the home, the extent of the termite infestation, and the location of the infestation. A large home with a very large infestation will naturally cost more than a smaller infestation that is easy to treat.
Your treatment will vary in complexity. Sometimes, dealing with an infestation will require a single visit from a pest control specialist, and in other situations, your entire home will need to be fumigated. The only way to determine the exact price of a treatment is to have your home appraised by a professional exterminator.
Let’s break the various factors down and see the impact that they will have on pricing.
The size of the home
If you have a large home, and you require a whole-home treatment, the costs can be as high as $2,500, and if fumigation and tenting are required, the price can be four times higher. However, for most simple applications, the costs will range from $200 to $900.
The type and the number of treatments
Different treatments have different costs, with some treatments needing to be applied multiple times in certain situations. For a basic chemical treatment, the price can range from $3 to $16 per linear foot. Baiting systems will generally require more than one visit, and they will fall in the range of $8 to $12 per linear foot.
Regular inspections are essential if you want to prevent termite infestations from doing too much damage in the home, and they range in price from $85 to $300, depending on the size of the home and the company you are working with.
The species responsible for the infestation will also factor into the price, with drywood termite infestations being the most expensive to treat, when they are widespread. These infestations may require fumigation, so the costs can reach into the upper range mentioned above. Subterranean termite infestations are less expensive to treat, usually ranging in price from $220 to $875.
Getting an estimate
The prices mentioned in this article are national averages, so you will have to consult with your local pest control companies to get an exact estimate. If you would like to know more about the costs of treating a termite infestation, or if you would like to set up an inspection appointment, contact us today.