Termite infestations can get quite costly. If left unchecked they can cause thousands of dollars in damages, and the more the infestation spreads, the more it will cost to remove them. Let’s take a look at the various termite treatment costs, and how much you can expect to pay when you hire a pest control pro.
Different treatment types
One of the delineating factors when it comes to costs is the type of the treatment used to get rid of the termites. There are four main treatment options: localized insecticide applications, baiting systems, chemical barriers, and fumigation. The options have been listed from the least expensive to the most expensive, but each of these treatments is meant to be used in a particular situation.
Localized insecticide applications can only be used against dampwood and drywood termite infestations when they are small. For subterranean termites, you will need to use either a baiting system or a chemical barrier, and for extended drywood or dampwood termite infestations, you will need to go with fumigation.
Other factors that influence pricing
There are several other factors that will influence the cost of the treatment. For starters, you have the size of the property. Since chemical barriers and fumigation all have to take into account the various dimensions of the building, it will cost more to treat an infestation in a larger building. The shape of the building may also play a role in the final cost, as well as any potential obstacles that will make the treatment more difficult (having to break through concrete, or hard to reach infested areas).
So what can you expect to pay?
Average pest control services in the US range in price from $230 to $930 depending on the type of treatment used and the size of the infestation. However, fumigation is known to cost as much as $4,500+. On top of the costs of the treatment itself, you will likely also have to pay for an inspection which costs around $85 to $300.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that each company is different and will have different rates, so it’s best to shop around before making any decisions. If you would like to know more about our company’s pricing, get in touch with us and we will let you know. Also, do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions that you may have.