The existence of termites dates back to the days of the dinosaurs. While they play an important role in nature, experts estimate they cause $5 billion of property damage each year. Your home is one of your biggest investments so it's important to maintain it. But when termites get ahold of your home, termite treatment can be an unexpected expense. So what do you do when those unseen wood-destroying insects began to literally eat you out of house and home?
Treatment of Termites
Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own. You should hire a professional pest control company to treat for termites. Get a quote from several companies prior to making a decision. Ask each of them what type of treatment is recommended, how long the treatment will take, and how much it will cost. Also ask for a reasonable expectation about how long will it take to get rid of the termites, what type of contract or guarantee is offered, and if the company is a member of the National Pest Management Association?
Cost of Treatment
A professional termite treatment can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000 dollars, depending on where you live, the construction of your home, severity of the infestation, and the type of contract offered by your pest control company. The pest control company will provide you with a free estimate.