What You Need to Know About Termite Damage & Expenses
There are a few things that no homeowner wants to deal with and termites certainly top the list. These small pests can cause big problems, in fact, they can actually completely destroy a home by compromising the structural integrity.
Sure, you can call a local pest control company to help, but it would be better to work towards avoiding it from developing in the first place, if at all possible. Of course, when you end up with termites, the cost of taking care of the problem can be significant.
Much of it depends on just how extensive the damage is. It’s hardly ever inexpensive but the worse the infestation and the damage the higher the price tag associated with taking care of the issue.
Termites & What it Means for Your Home
The first thing to keep in mind is that most homeowners insurance policies don’t cover the cost of eradicating the problem or the resulting repair needs. In some cases, if the termites indirectly cause damage, it may be covered.
For instance, if termites chew through a wire and cause a fire, the resulting destruction may be covered because fires are insured. However, if you end up needing your home tented and wood repaired, that’s going to be a cost you cover on your own.
So what does termite control and treatment cost? There are a number of factors that can affect the final expense such as:
- Home Size
- Extent of Infestation
- Type of Treatments
- Number of Treatments
- Whether Area is Dry or Damp
It can’t be stressed enough that if you even suspect you may have termites, that’s the time to contact a professional to get an assessment. It goes without saying that the longer the issue exists the worse the damage will be.
Getting Rid of Termites
There are different methods that can be used to eradicate termites, like chemical or bait. In severe cases, you’ll need to tent your home. Even when tenting you also have the choice to either treat with fumigation or heat.
It’s important to work with a professional who works with you to explain the various choices you have so you make the right decision for your home. These services can range from $200 to 10 times that.
At PCS Pest Control Solutions, we believe that baiting as a method of treatment before a problem develops is the best plan of action. Let’s work together to take care of your home.
Call us now and feel confident you’re getting the best results from a Marietta pest control company.