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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.

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.

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.  

Reviews for Fort Lauderdale termite exterminators
Josh T.
Had issues with termites, Juan was very responsive and resolved the problem very quickly.
Armor Pest Protection, IncArmor Pest Protection, Inc
Alan C.
Termite Away Pest Control answered my request for a termite inspection very quickly and and due to my schedule they accommodated a Sunday inspection. Pablo Padron was very professional and would highly recommend his company for anyone needing this type of service.
Termite Away Pest ControlTermite Away Pest Control
Diamelin L.
Matt was great and truly invested the time to educate me on how best to address our dry wood termite issue.
Hero Pest SolutionsHero Pest Solutions
Deborah W.
Eddie the owner addressed my termite issue. He is extremely knowledgeable. And his price and guarantee are the best. We recommend him highly.
Hero Pest SolutionsHero Pest Solutions
Sophia S.
Great work, we decided to go with liquid termite treatment instead of tent. We'll see how it goes after one year. Thanks to Leo’s fast response and explanation of the work.
Best Choice Pest ServicesBest Choice Pest Services
Barry S.
Juan showed up on time to my house for termite control. Very professional and a very nice way about him. I would definately use them again and highly recommend them.
Armor Pest Protection, IncArmor Pest Protection, Inc
Ron a.
Jon was exceptional. He took care of our Drywood termites and examined the attic and house to ensure our problem was localized.No more droppings and so far no more bugs. Much thanks, The Goff family, Fort Lauderdale
Southeast Florida Pest ControlSoutheast Florida Pest Control
Felipe Z.
Leo was honest in reviewing my need to add chemicals to fix my shed. I had recently put in a new floor, and he recommended taking it out, so he can better protect my shed. It wasn't what I wanted to hear, but it was the best for my shed so that the termites wouldn't come back. Very responsive, responds on WhatsApp and is attentive. Thank you, Leo, happily recommended.
Best Choice Pest ServicesBest Choice Pest Services
Yanely C.
Entered information of project on Sunday. Juan responded immediately. After speaking with him and submitting some pictures he quickly sent us some information via text. We set up appointment for the following day and he showed up on time. We decided to hire him on the spot. He installed for us around the perimeter of our house termite traps. Now we just need to keep our fingers crossed. Thank you!
Armor Pest Protection, IncArmor Pest Protection, Inc
Heidi K.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mackintosh Pest Control. Small locally owned business we contacted due to a dry wood termite problem. The owner handles all facets of the business from estimate and inspection to treating the property. Mr. Mackintosh is knowledgeable, professional, personable, and efficient. He explains everything clearly to assist in making a decision, provides a cost estimate that turned out to be exact (no hidden "got yas"), a one year warranty with the option to extend the warranty each subsequent year for a nominal fee, which includes preventative retreatment each year the warranty is extended. Warranty will transfer with the home should the home ever be sold.
Mackintosh Pest ControlMackintosh Pest Control
Jamie L.
Leo was very helpful in treating for our drywood termite issue. We have a really terrible attic that is hard to get around in, but Leo came out and did a full review of the attic before he determined the best course of action. We had received estimates from two other companies, and both recommended tenting, which is more espensive AND you have to leave the house for 3 days. The technician from OnDemand Pest only stuck his head in the atttic and gave us the most expensive option (tenting), with no other options. Because Leo went deep into the attic, he was able to see that we did not need to do tenting and could just treat the attic.
Best Choice Pest ServicesBest Choice Pest Services
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