If you are a homeowner who is concerned that your house may be infested with termites, or a recent inspection has uncovered evidence of an infestation, it is normal to be worried about how much it will cost you to treat your home and get rid of these pests. While you can take it as a given that the money you spend on pest control will be less than repairing the long-term damage that termites can cause, this may be cold comfort when you are trying to fit it into your household budget. Today we are discussing different factors that may tend to make a treatment more expensive as well as certain residential advantages that would make a termite treatment more affordable.
What May Affect the Price of Your Termite Treatments
The main factor in determining the price of your termite treatment plan is the scale of your property. The price for a large estate or a multi-level building will naturally be more than that of a single-family home. However, there are other considerations that may cause the price to fluctuate.
Often, an inspection to determine the severity of the infestation is required because some infestations may be more intractable than others. Vigilance and early detection may give you a significant advantage, with only a small area of your home requiring treatment while the rest of the house can be equipped with traps or repellents to discourage the infestation from spreading. If the infestation has been allowed to spread for a long period of time, more drastic measures such as tenting and total fumigation may be necessary in order to completely rid the structure of the termite colony.
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Is DIY a Viable Option?
Sometimes when you are concerned about the cost of a professional service, you may be tempted to see if it is something you can perform as a do-it-yourself project. This is generally not recommended for a number of reasons, the most pressing of which is that working with hazardous pest control chemicals without safety training in their use can be harmful to your health as well as that of your family. Another consideration is that this avenue may not save you that much money at all.
If you have a single family home, for example, your treatment plan may only run a few hundred dollars after an inspection is done. Purchasing all the chemicals and equipment necessary to do it yourself is not economical, as this can run you thousands of dollars and it is doubtful that you would even use the bulk of it as they are normally sold in industrial sizes. It may be both safer and cheaper to hire a professional to make sure the job is done right the first time.
If you are ready to take the first steps toward defending your home and family against pests, we invite you to contact University Termite & Pest Control Inc. Click here to schedule a free initial inspection and consultation. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have!