When it comes to dealing with a termite infestation, one of the first things people start to see are dollar signs.
Unfortunately, the fear of a costly pest control bill can often cause people to delay treatment. When this happens it gives the termites more time to invade a building and cause serious damage. As a result, customers not only have to pay for termite treatment, but also the extra cost of building repairs.
However, it’s understandable why this occurs. No one wants to deal with the reality of a termite infestation. And, with(remove) So many other financial obligations to stay on top of – such as bills, rent, a mortgage, fuel, children, and school – it’s easy to see why pest control ends up on the back burner.
So what’s the solution?
Get a Price Estimate
One way to find out the cost of termite treatment is to get a price estimate.
Most pest control companies will be happy to give you a rough price estimate online or over the phone. They will take the time to understand your job requirements such as the type of structure, current state of the infestation and the product required, and whether you have tried to resolve the issue yourself or not.
Keep in mind, the quote you get will only be a ballpark figure. To get a more detailed quote you will need to arrange an onsite visual inspection of the property. However, this initial quote will give you an idea of what to expect.
To request a free quote from All Bugs call (07) 3324 0111 or fill out the online form and our friendly staff will be happy to help.
What goes into the cost of Termite Treatment?
There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of termite treatment. Below is a breakdown of some of the most crucial cost factors:
The size and layout of a building is a major cost factor, brick Veneer, double brick, timber home on stumps, houses with subfloors. Larger, more complex buildings take longer to inspect, and they have more places for termites to set up nests and feed on various timber elements.
Properties with outdoor living features like a pergola, verandah, and outdoor decking are also at risk of costly termite attacks.
As a result, the pest controller must use a higher amount of treatment (and possibly a combination of different treatments) in order to get rid of the infestation. Putting in place preventative measures can also be more expensive.
Current state of infestation
Generally speaking, the longer the termites have to invade a property, the more expensive it will be to treat the problem.
Why? Because the termites have had enough time to set up nests, chew on different kinds of timber, and potentially cause major structural damage. As time as gone on, the termites have been able to spread out their presence and cause harm in several different places.
For these reasons, it will take longer for a pest controller to inspect the property for termites and damage. And, once they have identified all the areas of high termite activity, they will need to use more termite treatments to cover their bases and achieve total elimination.
Type of treatment
The cost of termite treatment will depend on the method chosen.
Some forms of treatment are designed to be immediate, while others take longer to deliver results yet also have a longer lifespan. Some products also require a routine check-up and refilling over the course of treatment, while others require no such follow-up appointments at all.
Below is a rough cost estimate for various termite treatments:
- Termite spray, dust, or foam: Between $300 and $600 depending on the extent of damage
- Termite baiting and monitoring: Around $2500 to $3500 depending on the amount of baits used, and the frequency of each follow-up appointment.
- Soil treatment: Depending on the size of the building, this can cost around $2500 to $3500 plus, but there is no need for follow-up appointments.
- Visual inspection: Around $300 to $600 depending on the size of the building.
Your pest controller will take into account your unique circumstances and recommend the best treatment for you at the best price. You should never be forced to agree to a treatment that far exceeds your needs or budget.
Of course, it’s also important to be realistic. Just because a quote for treatment ends up being higher than you originally thought, that doesn’t mean you’re being ripped off. Effective termite treatment relies on specialist knowledge and equipment to get the job done right the first time.
If anything, you should be more wary of a quote being too low, as the business may be cutting corners to offer a cheaper quote.
By far, the easiest way to determine the cost of termite treatment, is to ask your friendly pest controller for a quote. It’s fast, free, and there’s no obligation to accept. Plus, they will be happy to ease your concerns and answer your burning questions.
To request a free quote from All Bugs, simply call (07) 3324 0111 or send your online enquiry.