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How Much Should You Pay To Protect Your Home?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

There’s nothing worse as a homeowner or renter than realizing that you have a termite infestation in your home. A termite infestation isn’t just something that you can ignore--it’s a serious issue that must be treated promptly.



But how much does a termite treatment cost? That answer depends on a number of factors, such as the size of your home, the size of the infestation, and the type of termite and pest control treatment that your home needs.


How to Determine Termite Treatment Cost


Usually, termite and pest control companies use linear feet to determine the cost of treating a termite infestation. This can be calculated by the distance measured in feet around the foundation of your home.


However, the cost will be higher or lower depending on factors like:


  • The geographical location of your home

  • The termite treatment option that you choose

  • The size of the infestation in your home


The Average Cost of Termite Treatment


On average, most termite and pest control companies charge $1 per square foot of your home. So if your house is 2,000 square feet, your treatment cost would be $2,000. Of course, that total can vary depending on the guarantee you select and the company you choose, so make sure you get a few quotes before settling on an exterminator.


The Cost of Not Getting Termite Treatment


If you delay termite treatment, you’re not doing yourself or your home any favors. The cost of termite damage repair can be far higher than the cost of termite treatment itself, especially if the termite damage is extensive. Some companies charge around $100 per square foot of damage, so that cost can add up very, very quickly.


Preventing Termite Damage


Luckily, there are many things that you can do to prevent termites from ever entering your home:

  • Cut off their nutrition: Keep firewood and lumber at least 20 feet away from the house and make sure foliage is at least 3 feet away.

  • Close gaps: Seal any cracks in concrete and monitor porches, fences, and posts for signs of termite infestations.

  • Keep it fresh: Air out attics, basements, and crawl spaces regularly.


Hire a Professional Termite and Pest Control Company


As always, the best way to protect your home from termites is by hiring a professional termite control company, like Skilled Pest Control. Skilled Pest Control serves the Rockland County area with high-quality and responsive extermination services and can take care of your termite problem efficiently.


Give us a call now for a free quote!

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