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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.

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.

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.  

Reviews for Ventura termite exterminators
Don F.
We had a problem with subterranean termites coming through a crack in the concrete slab floor. Having previously having a pin hole leak in a copper water line in the same area, we were concerned about hitting a water or gas line where drilling to attack the termites. Steve ordered a sensor to determine where the various lines were run under the slab. Their help and concern was greatly appreciated, and I highly recommend them for any termite and pest control. D. Franke
Allguard Termite and Pest ControlAllguard Termite and Pest Control
Michael C.
My wife and I were researching termite treatment options and were trying to get some quotes to have our home treated. Andrew from Precision Environmental reached out to me on Thumbtack and informed me of their nontoxic ThermaPure treatment. He sent me some information on the process and its efficacy, assuring me that it comes with the same warranty as fumigation. He offered to come out to my home in Ventura to discuss the process in detail. We decided to go forward and were able to quickly complete the contract via email, allowing us to schedule the work to be done at a convenient date of our choice. The workers arrived about an hour early to set up - which was fine with us since it meant we would be able to get back into the house earlier as well. They were all very friendly and professional as we walked around the outside of the house to note some of the best options for making sure our plants and rain gutters would be safe. Since they needed to keep the house at a high temperature for several hours, we decided to make a fun day out of it. We spent the day hiking and swimming at the beach until they called us to say they were done with the treatment ahead of schedule. Of course, the house was pretty hot for a few hours after they left but it cooled down by the time we went to bed. It was very nice to know that the heat treatment not only took care of the termites and other pests, but also any mold that may have been in our home. The company sent some workers out a few days later to help me put a section of rain gutter back up. They even sent me a check to reimburse us for some ceramic pots that were accidentally knocked over as well as the cost of having a refrigerator technician come out to adjust our refrigerator. Overall, I am very pleased that we happened to have found Precision Environmental and I hope to see more and more people using their services instead of using chemical fumigation!
Precision Environmental IncPrecision Environmental Inc
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