Termites are a common household pest that have the potential to cause a lot of damage. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways to combat a termite infestation, making the average cost of termite treatment relatively low. The cost of removing termites from your home depends on several factors, including the size of the infestation and how much damage the termites have already caused. Here are some things that might affect overall termite treatment costs.
Type of Termite
There are many different types of termites, some of which provide unique challenges for exterminators trying to remove them from a property. Some termites live directly on the wood that provides them with food, but others live in large underground colonies. Wood-dwelling termites are generally easier to detect and their nests are easier to locate. However, they tend to cause more structural damage to a home more quickly than subterranean termites. Subterranean termites are more difficult to find and exterminate, but it takes time for them to cause significant damage to a structure.
Types of Treatments Available
There are several different types of treatments available for killing termites, including putting up a chemical barrier to keep termites from entering the house, laying down bait to poison the termite colony, and fumigating with heat or cold to kill the termites. Depending on the type and extent of the termite infestation, one or more of these methods may not be feasible. Chemical barriers are generally the least expensive form of treatment, while fumigation is the most expensive. Poison baiting generally lies somewhere in the middle. Since the house is often not safe for people and pets during the fumigation process, the price of alternative accommodations often makes fumigation the least cost-effective means of termite removal.
The average cost of termite treatment only increases with time, as termites are allowed to burrow more deeply and cause more damage. If you suspect termites in your home, call for your free home inspection as soon as possible. To schedule an inspection with the experts at Action Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.