Tired of dealing with termites and pests? Are you having trouble finding the right termite treatment options and their costs that best suit your budget? This article is here to serve as a guide to determine the right path for you to end all your pest and termite troubles.
It is very important to treat the termite infestation as soon as you can because termites eat wood, and if they are left untreated they could compromise the stability of your house. What’s worse is that termites will eventually move to any furnishings you have made of wood inside your home.
Keep reading to find out about treatment plans and termite treatment costs so you can get rid of them before they cause damage.
Micro treatments are ideal for small infestations in controlled areas.
A micro treatment is used in either a chemical or non-chemical way. For the chemical option, a pest control professional may drill holes into the infested area and deposit the termiticide (a chemical that repels and kills the termites).
For a non-chemical path, professionals might use an electro-gun or microwave system to kill them. The costs for micro treatments range from 3$ to 16$ per linear foot.
This termite treatment option ranges from $4 to $16 per linear foot.
This a method when the professional sprays a liquid on the infected area that both kills and repels termites.
The liquid creates a barrier around the structure with, termiticide or borate, to soak deep into the wood, which then kills the termites already there and keeps them from coming back.
Tenting Termite Treatment
The cost of termite treatment with tenting can be $5 to $20 per linear foot.
This termite treatment is performed when your home is vacated and covered with a tent. The chemicals are then released, killing all the termites almost instantly in your home.
When using a baiting treatment, professionals either use a non-liquid bait or a liquid bait.
Non-liquid baits consist of wood, cardboard, or paper that is covered in a lethal substance, when the termites start to snack on the bait, it kills them. The most common liquid bait is called Sentricon. This is used as a liquid barrier that kills the pests slowly.
Costs of baiting are $8 to $12 per linear foot.
Fumigation treatment costs $10 to $20 per linear foot.
Fumigation is similar to a tenting termite solution in the sense that you have to vacate and your house is covered in a tent. The difference is that instead of using chemicals, a toxic fumigant is used to kill them.
Heat treatment is performed when your house is tented to trap in the heat. This method uses no chemicals.
The house is heated until the wood reaches at least 120 degrees. It stays this way for at least 35 minutes, killing the termites.
The cost for this treatment is $1 to $2 per linear foot.
Get Rid of Your Termites Today
Now that you have read the guide on the costs of termite treatment, you should be able to contact a pest control service in your local area and determine what method is best for your budget.
Now that you have a basic knowledge of extermination information, don’t let those pesky termites damage your house any longer. For more helpful advice, keep scrolling our blog!
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