There are several reasons we love living in South Florida—the weather, the environment, and our neighbors. Unfortunately, pests see the same appeal. For homeowners, figuring out how much to budget for termite treatment, rodent prevention, or other pests that may be in your home, can be tricky since few pest control companies openly publish rates. So, here’s what you need to know about yearly termite treatment costs for South Florida—from treatments to infestations.
Breaking Down Yearly Termite Treatment Costs: Prevention, Treatment, and Damage
The cost of dealing with termites largely depends on whether you already have a termite problem, where they are located on your property or in your home, and what preventative steps you may be taking. You’ll quickly find that the best insurance against major unforeseen costs is a system of prevention with a trusted team.
Treatment of Infestations
The cost to treat a home that is already facing an infestation largely depends on the scale of the problem at hand. If you do not need a whole-home fumigation, you may still be facing hundreds of dollars in spot treatments. A rough equation for a pest problem isolated to 1-2 physical treatment areas is $15 per foot of the perimeter of your home.
Unfortunately, many people do not notice these problems until the problem is widespread enough that their home needs to be “tented” or treated with high-temperature blowers. When this is the case, you are paying for the tenting, chemicals, equipment, and the hours of labor that it takes to remediate the situation. A good starting estimate of this service is usually at least $2,500 and up. In the case of fumigation, you will also have to be out of the home for a few days. So be sure to add in hotel costs if applicable.
Every home is different, and so is every infestation. Trying to ballpark what it might cost to repair any damage caused by termites will be in a large range. If you only have to replace a single piece of wood in your home’s frame, you might see a bill of a couple of hundred dollars. However, what if the carpenter or contractor also has to replace the drywall to get to the frame? That’s another couple hundred dollars.
Repairing attic insulation runs into the thousands of dollars. Trying to clean and repair multiple rooms is also going to cost thousands of dollars. Some pest control technicians in Florida have seen damage range close to $10,000. It really all depends on how bad things have become.
The easiest way to reduce your yearly termite treatment costs is by having regular visits from a pest management team that can identify potential entry routes for both Drywood and Subterranean termites into your home. They can establish bait stations and other barrier methods to make it harder for termites to build their colonies in your home. Depending on how your treatment plan is structured, you may pay $100 or more for each monthly visit. Quarterly visits are often a couple of hundred dollars. Still much cheaper than paying for a full-blown infestation.
An Ounce of Good Prevention is Worth a Pound of Termite Treatment Cost
The old aphorism about an ounce of prevention is true of protection against both Subterranean and Drywood termites. It takes just months for these pests to begin setting up shop in wooden parts of your home and causing significant damage. Unfortunately, many people are under the impression that one or two visits per year are enough to keep them protected. That simply is not true.
To get true protection, you need ongoing visits from pest management professionals who understand what to look for in terms of termite swarmers and colony growth and have the skills and knowledge to perform the proper treatments.
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Nozzle Nolen has provided expert termite pest control services in South Florida for more than seven decades. If you suspect you have a termite problem, or have an active infestation, give us a call at 800.226.6536 or Contact Us. We look forward to serving you.