How Much Does a Termite Treatment Cost? Here is Everything You Need to Know
There are numerous ways through which a termite problem can be tackled. The choice, however, depends on the extensiveness of the damage and the amount of termites present in the structure. Safe Havens provides free quotes and evaluation, so you may take advantage to estimate the final cost. Termite treatment cost also depends on the type of termite present at your home. More often than not, there are two main types of termites that will invade a home.
The first common type of termite invasion is from a subterranean termite, which lives approximately three to four feet under the house. They normally occupy the foundation or the area between the Tesco and the foundation, and leave signs of invasion called mud tubes. To treat such kind of termites, an inspector removes the tubes, after which he drills around the foundation then injecting an organic pesticide into the hole.
The second type of termite that is likely to invade your home is the Drywood termite. They normally invade homes between August and September, and are usually attracted by decaying wood or wooden structures. As such, you should remove dry rot around the home as a means of keeping these termites at bay. They normally leave fecal pellets around floor boards and window sills to indicate their presence. These types of termites may live in your home for up to five years before their presence is felt. You can find more information about termites on our 'Signs of Termite Infestation' page. But how much does a termite treatment cost?
Factors That Affect Termite Control Cost
The cost of treating termite infestation is not cheap. However, there are calculators that you can use to help you determine how much it will cost you to keep these pests at bay. In general, termite treatment cost is dependent on the following factors:
1. The area coverage of your house
Obviously, bigger homes are at high risks of suffering extensive termite invasion than smaller ones. In this regard, such homes require extended inspection hours, and of course, more deterministic to treat termites. In this respect, the bigger your home is, the bigger the damage and the more it will cost to treat termites. Furthermore, a larger area requires more liquid termiticide or termite baits, as discussed on our 'Best Termite Treatment' page.
2. Infestation extent
Simply put, the bigger the infestation, the higher the cost. If you are treating locally damaging drywood termites, the fumigation cost can be approximately PKR 5000. However, if the cost will increase if an extrodinarily high amount of wood is infested or needs fumigation. In case of subterrenian termites, the cost is much higher as specialized labor, masonry drills, injection pumps and liquid tanks are required to properly perform 'termite proofing'. Again, the area coverage also comes into consideration.
3. Foundation of Your House
The manner in which the foundation of your house was built is also likely to affect the approach a pest control company will give to treating your home. This is because certain types of foundation like the monolithic slabs require a customized treatment approach. On the same breath is the consideration whether your foundation has a crawl space or basement. It costs a lot to treat termites in these kinds of foundations than it would on normal foundation structures.
How to Figure Termite Treatment Cost
In most cases, most termite treatment companies use the area coverege to give an estimate of a liquid termite treatment for subterrenian termites. Figures might be lower or higher depending on several factors, key among them are: Your home’s geographical location, the termite treatment option you have chosen, the type of guarantee you have selected and the type of company you have selected. In most cases, bigger companies have slightly more overhead expenses than smaller ones.