Termite Treatment Costs
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As soon as termites get into your home they will devour every wooden structure until they’re stopped.
The longer you sit on the problem the more expensive the termite treatment costs.
So how much should you expect to pay out?
There are so many variables that will determine how much your termite treatment will cost. They include:
- The type of treatment you select.
- The termite species to be exterminated or prevented.
- The extent of the problem. A new nest where the termites are only a few years old may only have caused moderate damage. However, a nest that is as old as 10 years or more may have caused a lot more destruction.
- The design and layout of the structure or structures to be treated.
- The size of your home or business premises. The greater the square footage the greater the size of the area that has to be inspected/treated.
- The property foundation types. Some foundation layouts may require specialised treatments.
- Termite treatment costs also vary from company to company.
Save Money With Inspections
If a termite problem is caught very early on the cost of treatment will most likely be minimal.
An infestation is only going to get worse unless it is treated.
Once termites have set up residence in a building they are in it for the long haul.
This is one of the reasons why it is a good idea to have your property regularly inspected by pest control technicians.
They can spot termite issues before they become major problems as well as provide you with protective strategies.
Avoid Cutting Corners
Whatever the cost and whatever the nature of the problem it is imperative that corners are not cut by trying to do termite treatment on the cheap.
Many people are under the impression they will save money by trying to kill off the termites themselves.
And they may have some success. However, there is always the risk of them making the problem worse by not locating every source of infestation and by unwittingly forcing termites to find other locations within, under or around their property.
If the job is not done properly the termite problem will persist.
When you pay professionals to sort out your termite problem you are not only paying for their time and equipment/materials.
You are also paying for their knowledge and experience, honed from dealing with termite attacks and infestations in a wide variety of settings.
In addition to dealing with the current issue they will also furnish you with tips and advice to pest-proof your home or business for the future.
Average Termite Treatment Costs
Here is a list of some of the costs you can expect to pay:
- A termite inspection report can cost between $250 and $350.
- If termites are found on a property you can have termite baiting systems installed and subsequently monitored which can cost between $2,500 and $3,500.
- If you want a chemical termite barrier installed around the perimeter of your property this can cost between $2,000 and $3,500. This protection usually lasts for around eight years before the chemicals need to be topped up.
A Smart Investment
No one realy wants to dig into their pockets to pay out for extra services.
However, termite treatments are essential. Given that the destructive insects can eat your home or commercial property, the cost of calling in the experts is worth every cent.
Because ultimately it will save you money.
In fact it’s less a cost and more an investment that safeguards what is most likely your biggest financial asset.
The expense of repairing a property after a full-blown termite infestation doesn’t bear thinking about.