Termites are something that no homeowner wants to have to deal with, due to their ability to cause severe damage to the wood of the home. On top of that, they are hard to remove, and you will likely need professional help to get a termite infestation under control. So how much can you expect to spend if you have a termite problem? Let’s find out!
The average costs
On average, you can expect to spend about $575 for a termite treatment in the US. Of course, this price can vary wildly, based on a variety of factors, including the size of the infestation, the size of the home, the treatment used, the difficulty of applying the treatment, and others. Sometimes, a complete treatment can be applied during a single visit, while at other times, it may take several applications.
Factors that affect the cost of the treatment
All termite treatment procedures start with the inspection process. This process will allow a termite specialist to determine the extent of the infestation and the species. Both of these factors come into play when determining the type of treatment that will be used. Certain species, such as the subterranean termites, can be eliminated using chemical barriers or baiting systems, while others such as drywood or dampwood termites, will require localized wood treatments or fumigation. Each one of these treatments has its own costs, and sometimes you have more than one treatment option that you can choose from. For example, a subterranean termite infestation can be treated with either a chemical barrier or a baiting system. However, a large drywood termite infestation can only be treated with fumigation.
The costs of various treatments
Fumigation is the most expensive treatment option, which can cost thousands of dollars for larger properties, and the least expensive option is the localized wood treatment, which is in the range of $100 to $300. In the middle range, you have baiting systems and chemical barriers, which range in cost from $3 to $16 per linear foot.
Determining the cost of an infestation
The prices that we’ve listed are average prices across the US, so each homeowner’s situation will be different. The best way to determine the cost of a termite treatment is to schedule an inspection with a pest control pro who will discuss in detail the options at your disposal and their various costs, benefits and drawbacks. If you would like to know more about our pricing options, or if you would like to schedule a termite inspection appointment, contact us today.