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Professional termite control and extermination costs vary widely depending on the market, the service type, the size of the structures to be treated, and if there is a warranty provided. costs for a termite exterminator vary from $400-$5,000. Price includes either liquid treatments (with or without drilling as needed) or bait station programs. Does not include fumigation. Most companies will perform a free termite inspection. We will. CLICK HERE to see a detail of our inspection process. CLICK HERE to see a complete list if average pest control prices.
The average cost of a termite warranty $100-$300 per year. Our termite warranty includes the inspection and protection of your property and then a subsequent 1-year warranty. Each year termites cause $5 billion worth of damage in the USA. Buy a warranty from a reputable pest control company since prevention is much lower cost than treatment and damage repairs.
First, we identify the species, either eastern subterranean termites, dry wood Don’t panic! termites or Formosan subterranean termites. Next, we quote a professional and proven termite control and extermination treatment plan with a full warranty. There are 2 treatment options for termites – liquid perimeter treatment and bait stations - and Environmental offers both. For active termite infestations we use fipronil chemical (Taurus and/or Termidor) which is the highest quality chemical ingredient treatment on the market. Taurus and Termidor cannot be directly purchased or applied by homeowners. Environmental is a licensed pest control company that is authorized to purchase and safely apply the treatment. The life span of a fipronil chemical liquid termite treatment is 7-10 years.
In order to sell or refinance a home in the states of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and DC - in almost all cases - you must have a termite inspection. In most cases, the buyer pays for this “termite report”. In Virginia, it is the seller’s responsibility to provide a wood-destroying insect report (WDI inspection) that checks for termite and carpenter ant damage. Most lenders will require a termite inspection (referred to as an NPMA-33 inspection report issued by The National Pest Management Association) before approving your mortgage loan and closing. We can perform the Wood Destroying Insect Inspection and Report you need. Realtors and home owners CLICK HERE to schedule your WDI inspection.
Home termite damage and removal is rarely covered by your homeowner's insurance according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. That's because termite damage is highly preventable via routine maintenance and inspection. Repair might be costly and require opening walls and flooring to replace weakened home foundations. Insurance companies usually don’t sell termite coverage, but Environmental Pest Control offers comprehensive warranties. Routine inspections are the best insurance you can buy!
Termites can be tough to discover before they cause significant damage. Termite damage happens slowly and over time. A colony of about 60,000 termites takes while to do significant damage but if undiscovered, the colony may grow to million and create a significant problem. To minimize damage, it’s crucial to catch the warning signs as soon as possible -preferably with annual termite inspections. Signs of a problem include: mud tubes on you foundation, flying termite swarms, rumbling or damaged wood, squeaky floorboards, peeling paint, hollow wood sounds when tapped, mounds of termite pellets or droppings, piles of wings, visible mazes in walls or furniture, swelling floors and ceilings.