How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

FAQ: How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

In the United States homeowners spend approximately $5 Billion annually for termite treatment every year. That is approximately 600,000 homes! After spending that much on treatment many clients ask, How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

Length of Treatment

Most liquid termite treatment solutions last between 3 to 5 years. Some new chemical solutions are rumored to last 10 years. However, that length of time means you can never stop having your home inspected. At least, if you want to protect your largest investment.

Termite Statistics

  • Scientists believe that most termite species eat 2 or 3 percent of their body weight each day.
  • A single termite queen can lay 30,000 eggs in a day if conditions are right.
  • A termite colony eats…24 hours a day – they never stop!
  • An active and healthy termite queen can live 25 years. (That is a lot of years of reproducing!)
  • The estimated number of active termite species alive on the planet is 2,500!

Can You Treat Your Home Yourself

There are chemicals available for the average person to purchase and treat their own home for termites. But, should the average homeowner attempt it? No. Considering the expense in not treating your home or treating it incorrectly, you should not attempt termite treatment yourself. The chemicals can be very dangerous in untrained hands. Keeping chemicals safely out of the reach of children is another important factor.

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Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about termite treatment or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

How Much Does Termite Tenting Cost?

FAQ: How Much Does Termite Tenting Cost?

As a homeowner what the most expensive pest control service they fear and it’s termites. As a Tennessee resident, you know that it isn’t if, but when, you’ll have termites. And, one of the more expensive termite treatments is tenting. Once a termite infestation is diagnosed we rate it based on severity. If we have to go as far as tenting, we are then asked how much does termite tenting cost?

Inspection

The first step in the process is to have a termite inspection. If termites are found, next we rate the infestation. After that, we figure in the square footage of the home, is there a deck or garage connected and needing treatment. At that point, we determine if tenting is needed.

Countrywide Average

Across the US the average cost for termite treatment that includes tenting is $1-$4 per square feet. If we split the difference, the average cost is over $2 per square foot. So, the average home would cost $3000; $2 x 1500 square feet.

Extra Charges

There are factors that will increase the cost of termite tenting that do not come from the pest control company. Because tenting takes multiple days, you will need to stay somewhere else during treatment. If you need additional cleaning after treatment, it will incur more charges.

What Happens

After we are asked How Much Does Termite Tenting Cost? The next question is What Happens During Treatment? As the fumigation process begins, first the technicians will place a rubber tent over your home. Second, they secure it to the ground. It is important to secure the tent because of the toxic fumes created during treatment. Last, the chemicals used for fumigation are released. Stay away from the tent until your pest control company gives you the green light.

We hope this answer your question: How Much Does Termite Tenting Cost?

About Absolute Pest Control

Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about termite treatment or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

 

Information for this article was seen on MyTermiteTreatmentCosts.com.

How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?

We are often asked: “How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?”

The answer to that question has a huge varying range. The cost depends on:

  • size of home
  • size of infestation
  • length of time termites have been at the home
  • if you have a single family home
  • which company you hire to alleviate the termite infestation

Furthermore there are other factors that can only be determined during the termite inspection. Which is why we recommend an annual termite inspection. In Tennessee, it isn’t if you’ll get termites, but when! As a result of not having their homes inspected regularly, almost 40% of homes will have termites this year .

We did research to bring you the best possible answer to How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?

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Our first place was on Manta.com. You can read their information and report HERE. They report a range between $73 to $721 in Davidson County.

Our second place of research was HomeAdvisor.com. You can read their information and report HERE. They report a national average of $528. A typical range of $218 to $869. The low end of $65. The high end $1400.

Our third place was a local pest control company. They report the typical slab or basement home of $800 to $1500.

How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost if tenting is used?

First of all, it is not common to need tenting. However, if tenting is used on your home because of a termite infestation, it is more expensive. We cannot say the exact amount without an inspection. Absolute Pest Control with give you a full termite inspection report, including pictures, with your estimate.

So, What Can You Do?

Have annual termite inspections by a reputable pest control company. Similarly, protect your home with your own visual inspections looking for obvious tubes. Finally, another thing you can do is avoid the use of cut wood around your home.

Above all Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about termite treatment or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

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