Cost for treating termites?

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diychickie

Mon May 21, 2007 9:47 am

My husband noticed some termites yesterday, so now we have to call an exterminator and get the house treated. I was wondering if anyone here has had this done, and if so, how big is your home (mine is 24x76), and how much did it cost? I know it's not cheap, but am curious about other people's experiences as well as what to expect when I get the estimates for treatment cost. Thanks!


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Yanita
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Mon May 21, 2007 10:04 am

Hi,

In my area, Eastern NC, for the most part you have to have a contract with a pest exterminator and own your own land..as for cost...depends upon the company you choose and the extend of extermination you need.

You can get extermination products and treat yourself, but I personally would use a professional.

Once the termites have been treated then you will need to see what is needed for repairs of the damaged wood.

I am going to move this to the OT (Off Topic) forum as this is not a repair question.

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diychickie

Mon May 21, 2007 10:17 am

Well we own our own land, so that's not a problem. I'm going to call Terminex and Orkin today and schedule an evaluation with both of them to see what it's going to cost. I have looked up termite information, and I don't think we have a major infestation, nor do I want it to get that far. I definitely don't want to try to treat this myself. This is a job for the pros.

Sorry about posting in the wrong spot. I'll get this forum figured out eventually. :)

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Mon May 21, 2007 1:08 pm

No problem, the forums themselves are pretty straight forward...the profiles, blogs etc can get confusing at times, LOL

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Mon May 21, 2007 4:21 pm

I would call a few of the better known companies for estimates. We had a home in the park that my wife manages that was infested with cockroaches and there was almost a $200 spread in prices. Greg
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Mon May 21, 2007 5:55 pm

Hi

Here's a chart of the different treatments and costs. Might help.

Let us know how you do.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/html/ta ... table.html

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Robert
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Tue May 22, 2007 1:04 am

My MIL just paid Orkin $1,680 for Termite treatment on the DW we just bought from her.

They trenched and sprayed/injected a chemical around exterior and interior perimeter of block skirting wall.

Did same around each block column pier and all pipes and injected foam in blocks every 8"-10" for 10 ft. out in each direction from end of damage.

Good for 1 year with renewal at $236 per year option.

Whether we're pleased or displeased will be known at end of our top brass from that branch pow-wow with me Weds. afternoon.

Take care and best wishes,
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