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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Are termites common in Atlanta?

Atlanta has ranked high among U.S. cities for the occurrence of termites, several past reports have revealed. Termites thrive around homes where wood comes into contact with the ground, such as decks, siding or even firewood stacked up around the house. Other conduits for termites include bushes, mulch, and dead trees and branches that are too close to the house.

Homeowners in Atlanta must take extra precautions to prevent termite infestations. To prevent or remove infestations, hire a termite exterminator.

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.

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.  

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.
Reviews for Atlanta termite exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
I reached out to Eric for a termite inspection and termite letter, he came out same day within an hour. He's amazing and I highly recommend his services!
AC Quality Termite and Pest ControlAC Quality Termite and Pest Control
Matthew O.
Had a great experience! Tech came to my home and assessed the situation quickly. Will definitely be using this company to keep my home termite free!
Legend Pest and Wildlife Solutions LLCLegend Pest and Wildlife Solutions LLC
Jermaine g.
Charles was phenomenal, I needed a last minute termite inspection because of an upcoming closing and he took great care of me and my client last minute with a same day inspection!
Ascension EnterpriseAscension Enterprise
Elizabeth L.
Thought I might of had an issue with termites and scheduled an inspection. The team came out very quickly and gave me an inspection without charge since the area was very small. Would highly recommend!
Legend Pest and Wildlife Solutions LLCLegend Pest and Wildlife Solutions LLC
Doug w.
On short notice Eric and his team were able to get to my property to do a thorough termite inspection. I highly recommend them and will use them for all my pest and exterminator needs.
AC Quality Termite and Pest ControlAC Quality Termite and Pest Control
Crystal P.
I am glad I chose Alert not only for prevention of termites but as my pest exterminator. They are thorough and professional. Very friendly crew with client in mind to make sure services are exactly what you need.
Alert ExterminatorsAlert Exterminators
Tesa S.
ANSV did a great job inspecting our property for termite damage. Although we were not at the home at the time of inspection, ANSV stayed in contact with us on arrival and provided photos of inspected work. We will definitely hire again should the need arise.
A.N.S.V. Home & Pest Services, LLCA.N.S.V. Home & Pest Services, LLC
Chuqin X.
We are very pleased with Bigham. Jason is very responsive, professional and personable. He explained to me the services in great details. We’d met a few other termite/pest control pros, but still learnt a lot more from Jason and feel most confident using their services.
Bigham Pest ServicesBigham Pest Services
Shavonda b.
I contacted Alert Exterminators regarding termite treatment, and the representative was very professional, polite, and responsive. The initial inspection was detailed, and the technician clearly explained the most effective treatment options for our home. The technician was also very knowledgeable about the treatment. I asked many questions regarding the process, chemicals, and the effectiveness of the treatment, and the technician was able to answer all of my questions. After comparing multiple quotes and companies, I decided to go with Alert Exterminators, and I am glad that I did based on the quality of their service.
Alert ExterminatorsAlert Exterminators
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