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Humboldt Park Termite Exterminators

Browse these termite companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Humboldt Park.

Master Home Inspectors
4.4
from 32 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
George W.
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great job on termite inspection.

  • 24 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle E.
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Ron at TNT extermination was fantastic. Very thorough and professional about his job. All of our ants are now gone but we signed up for 6 month service anyway

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Darryl C.
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One word. Wow! Ed was very professional. Of the several inspectors that i had come out he was the only one who pointed out the presence of termites! The only criticism I have is that the guy doesn't live next door where I could hit him up for information around the clock! Very insightful and knowledgeable. Ed, way to go!

The Green Advantage
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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The Green Advantage offers many services geared to the home owner. We needed to have a termite inspection done in order to complete our mortgage process, and hired the Green Advantage to do it. The owner of the company was very knowledgeable and professional. The appointment process was easy, and the technician was punctual and very thorough. I was completely satisfied with my whole experience from this company, including their competitive rates.

DND Pest Control

New To Thumbtack

  • 39 years in business
About

Family owned and operated for over 30 years. If you have ants, bedbugs, bees, fleas, roaches, spiders, mice, etc. call us. No long term contracts to sign. Just bugs to control at home or in the office. Fully licensed and insured. We take care of what bugs you. We are the premier provider of residential pest control services in Aurora and nearby communities. We like to solve the most challenging problems with personal customer service. Whether its bed bug treatments, starting at 3 treatments for $385, monthly pest control or termite inspections, our technicians are superb at identifying and solving your pest problems. We are new to the internet but not in business. In fact we've been in business for 30 years, we do not fail.

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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.
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