Termite treatments are a necessary expense from time to time for most homeowners, and in comparison to the damage that an uncontrolled infestation can do, the price is quite accessible. The cost of the treatment will depend on the size of the infestation, the area that needs to be treated, and the number of treatments needed before an infestation is removed.
Typically, this cost will range between $221 to $961 according to home Advisor, with a national average of about $568. If we were to look at the price per linear foot, we would have $3 to $16. There are also several treatment options, and your pest control specialist will help you decide on the best one.
How the species of the termite impacts cost
There are three main termite species in the US that infest homes. You have drywood, dampwood and subterranean termites, and the species of the termite will have an impact on the cost of control. Drywood termites are different from other species because they do not need much moisture, and their colonies are inside the wood itself. This means that different control methods need to be used. If the infestation is small, exterminators can use baits in the infested wood, and this option can cost as little as $200. However, if you have a large colony in the building, the best option is house tenting, which can cost over $2,500. For dampwood and subterranean termites the control methods are similar to each other, and the price range is estimated between $218 to $868, but in certain situations, the costs may reach over $2,500 as well.
Cost per method
The method used and the number of treatments needed for a successful extermination will also play a part. Chemical treatments, which are designed to create a barrier in the soil surrounding the home so that no termites can pass through, will range in cost from $3 to $16 per linear foot, depending on how many applications are needed and the shape of the building. Bait systems are another popular option, because they can outright destroy a colony. However, they have the downside of taking longer to be fully effective. In terms of cost, they range from $8 to $12 per linear foot. When it comes to tenting, you will either have a flat rate, or a price per linear foot that can range from $5 to $20. Fumigation is also an option that costs between $10 and $20 per linear foot.
If you would like to know more about termite control pricing options or about the methods used during the pest control process, contact us today.