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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to do termite treatment?

If you plan on getting your house treated for termites, expect to pay around $767, on average. This cost will depend on several factors. The first is the extent of the infestation, with preventive treatments costing less than treating established colonies. Liquid or fumigation treatments will also cost extra and will depend on the scope of the infestation. Because of all these factors, it’s important to get price quotes from several termite control companies

Read our cost guide, “How much does termite treatment cost?

How long does a termite treatment last?

Termite treatment companies typically say liquid termite treatment lasts around five years. Termite bait stations don’t last as long and usually need annual maintenance. With all types of treatments, it’s important to have a pro come to perform an annual inspection to make sure that termites aren’t making a comeback.

What are the signs of termites in your home?

When you see signs of termites in your home, call a trusted pest control professional as soon as possible to handle the situation. Termites feed on wood, meaning they eat through the wood that makes up the frame, floors and other components of your house. Most people don’t know they have termites until they discover the damage done, because termites remain hidden underground or inside the wood they are eating. Keep on the lookout for these signs of termites:

  • Water bubbles in your interior or exterior paint: If you poke at what look like paint bubbles and find termite droppings inside, it’s a sign of termite infestation.
  • Frass: This is a fancy term for termite poop. Keep your eyes peeled for what look like six-sided salt and pepper droppings.
  • Mud tubes: Subterranean termites move between their earth home and your house by building mud tunnels. Mud tubes under or along the side of your house or foundation are a sure sign of a termite infestation.  
  • Wings or swarming near your home: As a new colony is looking for a home, they fly (swarm), then shed their wings and burrow into nearby wood.
  • Softening of wood or hollowed-out wood: Termites don’t like paint, lacquer varnish or other wood finishes, so they’ll eat inside the wood and leave the exterior finish like a shell.

How do you get rid of termites?

The best way to get rid of termites is to act fast. Termites are a problem that will only get worse — and no matter how much you want them to, they usually don’t magically move out on their own. There are three main types of termites: drywood, dampwood and subterranean. Drywood and dampwood termites sneak through cracks in your exterior paint, nail holes, and gaps near windows and other openings and begin to eat through your wood. Subterranean termites enter your house from the ground up by creating mud tunnels. In all cases, they survive by eating the wood of your house. The type of termites you have can steer the treatment plan.

Methods of termite extermination include fumigation, use of pesticides, and use of natural elements that are poisonous to the bugs. The extent of your termite infestation will help determine the treatment method. If you have drywood or dampwood termites that have infiltrated all aspects of the wood in your home, the pest control pro may recommend enclosing the whole house in a tent and gassing the termites via fumigation. If you have subterranean termites, often the entire footprint of the home must be treated by drilling liquid treatments into the slab or foundation of the home to exterminate the colonies. In any case, once you see signs of termites, it’s time to take action and call a pest pro.  

Are termites harmful to humans?

Termites are harmful to humans in that they can eat a home from the inside out. But unlike some other insects, termites don’t carry infection, nor do they bite or feed off people like parasitic bedbugs. So while they’re not harmful to your health, they can be extremely harmful to your wallet. The EPA reports that every year termites cause billions of dollars of structural damage in the United States. Immediate action and treatment is the best approach if you see signs of termites. The national average cost for an exterminator ranges from $250 to $400, but costs may be higher if you have a whole house infestation on your hands. Here are a few examples of average cost:

  • Standard liquid treatment of subterranean termites: $3-$4 per linear foot. An extermination company may have a minimum service fee, such as $150, to come out and provide treatment, no matter how small the space.
  • Liquid treatment of subterranean termites including foaming and drilling into concrete slabs: $4-$5 per linear foot.
  • Liquid treatment of a 2,000-square-foot home for subterranean termites: approximately $400.
  • Fumigation treatment of drywood termites: $1,200-$1,500 for a 30,000- to 35,000-cubic-foot home. Pros measure fumigation costs in cubic feet. Fumigation costs can also be affected by the number of stories in your home.
Reviews for Mission Bay termite exterminators
Alex H.
I called Halo out to my house to deal with subterranean termites. They were timely, knowledgeable, and thorough. My house is now termite free, thanks to Halo.
Halo Home ServicesHalo Home Services
Gerren S.
My newly purchased house was inspected for termites by another company during the escrow process. They "discovered evidence of termites" and said we needed to pay a bunch of money to address the issue. Luckily, I reached out to Slate for an inspection after moving in. Within the first 5 minutes, the guy from Slate found a notice left by a past termite company saying they tented the house ~3 years ago. So, it's likely the "evidence of termites" were from the colony that was already eradicated. Slate saved me a lot of money. Thanks.
Slate Termite and Pest Control ServicesSlate Termite and Pest Control Services
Erik L.
Working with Johnny took the stress out of looking for the right termite repair company. He was on time for all of our meetings and early to start the work. Haven’t seen and termite droppings or damage since repair was completed. His explanation on the cause and repair was thorough. He will go all the way into any crawl space and attic to complete the job, no page unturned.He did an excellent job on our rental, we will do work with Johnny on our primary home in the next few weeks. I would strongly recommend Johnny and his team to anyone who has termite damage or needs termite repair.
JBC Termite & Pest ControlJBC Termite & Pest Control
Robert S.
Very professional experience with the same day termite and Tanner. Like that they're a family run company.
Same Day TermiteSame Day Termite
Dan R.
I was worried that I had termites at my rental property so I made an appointment for a termite inspection with Halo. My request was accommodated very quickly and I had an appointment set up for within the next couple days. Jeff arrived early and had a very kind and professional demeanor - he explained the whole process to me and then he began the inspection. After 30 minutes of climbing in the attic and crawling under the house he emerged and told me he found no evidence of termites. I was quite delighted as I thought for sure I had an infestation but Jeff explained I just had some dry rot that could be repaired. Jeff didn't offer to sell me anything or even take any money for gas! I am so grateful for this service and I highly recommend Halo for a termite inspection.
Halo Home ServicesHalo Home Services
Steve M.
The inspection was thorough and professional. The inspector was frank, honest and informative about various aspects of the termite damage and potential remediation as we walked around the house.
Halo Home ServicesHalo Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Like so many people, I live in a condo complex that is under inspected and under treated for termites. Subterranean termites destroyed a bathroom several years ago. Now termites are having a go at my new wood floor! And let's not even get started about the attic. Another company inspected and found nothing but one spot. We started looking more closely, and found evidence of several more spots. That's when I call Hi-Tech. After a top to bottom free evaluation, they located several trouble spots, offering great solutions for each. I was amazed at how thorough Mike, the technician was. He managed to climb into some pretty tight spots on a very hot day to treat in our attic. Very professional. Hard working. Also kudos to the general manager, Jeff, who conducted the inspection. Pick this company!
Hi-Tech Termite Control, Inc.Hi-Tech Termite Control, Inc.
Kelly W.
Johnny was very helpful when I found termite droppings in my sons room. He explained the steps clearly and made it an easy process. Very quick and efficient! I would definitely recommend and use again!
JBC Termite & Pest ControlJBC Termite & Pest Control
Nicole h.
Our fence fell down due to the wind, I found some termites. After I submitted the request, Tanner replied quickly and came on time. He checked every area and the attic. Very professional and friendly. Highly recommended.
Same Day TermiteSame Day Termite
Alex L.
I check for quotes from many termite companies and most of them tried to rip me off! Halo was the only descent company that gave me a fair price and didn't try to sell me a bunch of things that I didn't need. I highly recommend this company!
Halo Home ServicesHalo Home Services
Beverly B.
JBC responded quickly, came within 2 days to diagnose the problem, and will return tomorrow to treat the termite extermination. They were willing to do this during the daytime when I had to be absent. We communicated by phone after-hours. I appreciate their willingness to do this work in my absence.
JBC Termite & Pest ControlJBC Termite & Pest Control
Steve M.
Very professional in the follow-up termite inspection report which I received by email just a few hours after the inspection. All details and options for services that we discussed were spelled out clearly. A scheduled date for services has been set up but not yet completed so I can't comment on that.
Hi-Tech Termite Control, Inc.Hi-Tech Termite Control, Inc.
Rawy H.
Working with Tanner and his family had been a wonderful experience for me. They were hard workers and honest about what they would and wouldn’t recommend. Showed up on time and finished the project a day earlier than expected. Absolutely love the quality of the job they did on my wood lattice patio covers. They even replaced a nice outside thermometer that was broken. I highly recommend Same Day Termite.
Same Day TermiteSame Day Termite
Michelle T.
I did not hire Halo, another company came in and won the business. Jeff was outstanding though. He was the first person (out of 5 before him) that actually looked over the entire house including the attic to see the extent of our termite problem. He stayed in touch afterward and worked hard to win my business. I appreciated his honesty and grace when I did deliver the bad news that I had chosen another company.
Halo Home ServicesHalo Home Services
Anthony B.
First off, when Ricardo came to our house, he inspected everything thoroughly and gave us a detailed report, answering all our questions and explaining everything that he needed to do in order to help us. Then when him and his colleague Daniel came for the treatment, it was quick and easy. They took care of every termite locations they had spotted and even helped with re-staining our hardwood floors where they did the treatments. We are truly grateful for their help and service of our home!
ER Pest and Termite, Inc.ER Pest and Termite, Inc.
Greg B.
Father & Son, Steve & Tanner, are great people to work with. Very nice people to talk to just like your next door neighbor. They communicate quickly by phone, email or text. They’ll answer all your questions. They do a very good job too. And the price is very affordable. They repaired my roof leak and damaged plywood and replaced some wood that had termite damage. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. Check out the photos they took before,during and after the job.
Same Day TermiteSame Day Termite
Gonzalo G.
Jeff was Very Professional came out same day to do Detailed Complete Home Inspection. Quality Work in replacing damaged wood. Termite Tenting Process Done as Promised. All of his crew was on time as scheduled they went the extra mile to help me out and Great Value for His Services. I would definitely hire him in the Future and recommend him to Friends and Family. He Did what he promised to do. Not like others who can’t finish the Job. Great Job Halo Pest Control.
Halo Home ServicesHalo Home Services
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