Having a termite infestation is really bad news. Not only do termites cause damage in the home, they are also hard to remove. On top of that, you have to think of the extra cost involved in getting rid of an infestation. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect to spend on average when you are dealing with termites.
The cost of a termite treatment can vary, but on average, the homeowner can expect to pay anywhere between $230 to $930. Various factors will determine the final cost and the duration of the treatment. For example, a small infestation can be fairly inexpensive to remove and the removal process can take no more than a single visit. On the other hand, an extensive infestation will require fumigation and it can take up to a week to get all the termites out of the home. In terms of costs, this will be much more expensive and that’s without counting the repairs. Luckily, infestations that require fumigation are fairly rare.
Different treatment prices
Different treatments will have different prices. The cheapest option is the local termiticide treatment, which is used to deal with small dampwood and drywood termite infestations. You then have baiting systems – the preferred option when it comes to destroying and preventing subterranean termite colonies. The chemical barrier comes in third, and this is the main method used to stop a subterranean termite infestation in its tracks. Finally, you have the fumigation option, which is used to remove large dampwood and drywood termite infestations. Fumigation is by far the most expensive treatment option, costing up to a few thousand dollars.
Other factors that come into play
One of the other main factors that will determine the cost of the treatment is the size of the home. In certain situations, you might also need or choose to go with multiple treatments, and that will also influence the price. Other cost considerations include costs for extra services such as an inspection, a moisture removal service, or a damage cleanup service.
With that being said, the best way to find out how much a termite treatment would cost is to talk to a pro and ask. For more information about the costs of various termite treatments, or if you have an infestation in your home, contact us today.