What is the cost of termite damage?
Termite infestations are a significant threat to homes. Apart from the inconvenience caused by such infestations, the costs of damages are significant. In the United States alone, termite damage costs homeowners over five billion dollars in repairs every year.
Further, the average homeowner will pay at least a few thousand dollars to cover the costs of fixing any cosmetic or structural damage caused by these termites.
If you are thinking of purchasing a home, having the property inspected for termites before signing the dotted line can save you much trouble later on. Are you taking out a mortgage? There is a good chance that your lender will require you to have a termite inspection before the sale is finalized.
How to prevent termites and save money
It is hard to feel comfortable in your home if you find yourself quite worried about termite infestation, especially if your neighbors or other homeowners in your area have had instances of such infestation. Calling experts to come and inspect your home for termites will give you peace of mind in knowing that home is safe from such pests. However, if the inspector does discover your home to be infested, the news of a termite infestation can be quite a big shock. As such, many homeowners would benefit from annual inspections and continual inspections throughout the year. Natural Science Exterminating offers free termite estimates over the phone and one-time pest control treatments including natural ant extermination typically cost $225.00 but if you call now we are offering a 10% discount for termite and pest control.
Regular inspections and preventative measures can save you from the high expenses of repairing damage in the future.
Chemical extermination versus natural termite treatment
Bora-Care is a borate-based product for the prevention and control of termites. It is applied directly to the wood. Orange oil is an organic termite treatment that kills termites by breaking down their exoskeleton and destroying their eggs. However, the latter is only efficient against dry wood termites as such pests live and colonize the wood they’re infesting. They are not as effective against subterranean termites as those that live in the soil and come up to feed on wood. Many homeowners prefer natural and organic extermination, which is why Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes eco-friendly options whenever possible. However, organic termite removal treatments aren’t always as effective as their chemical counterparts. Natural termite care and treatment might require using multiple treatments as the entire colony is not eliminated during a single treatment.
Spot treatment versus tent fumigation
Spot treatment is a process of drilling tiny holes into the wood and inserting a dry termiticide. This treatment is intended to target local points of infestations. We also have the carpentry expertise to repair wood damage on small and large infestations. On the other hand, tent fumigation involves covering the entire space with a tent and using gas to kill and destroy termites and their colonies. We only use tent fumigation as the last resort.
One-time extermination versus continuous pest prevention
Termite problems in the country are widespread. If left untreated, a termite infestation can cause damages amounting to thousands of dollars, and new termites can reinvade the home, as new colonies are constantly forming. These nightmares can be easily prevented with low-cost, flat-rate treatments through an on-going pest control maintenance plan.
You can proactively stop this by calling us. Ask about our flat rate pest control maintenance program and free termite inspections. Our experts can locate early signs of termites and treat them sooner rather than later.
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