The true cost of termite treatment and inspection is different depending on who you talk to. In order to be sure that your’re getting the most for your money there are some things that you should know before you purchase the service.
What do termites look like?
Here’s a fact, we have people call our office that swear they have termites. In many cases they’re not termites at all. So, the first thing that you need to do is to get the proper identification of the pest you’re seeing. A good pest control company can tell you over the phone just by asking a few questions whether or not what you’re seeing may be termites. If they can’t the next step is the inspection.
Free termite inspection?
I posed this as a question because a termite inspection may or may not be free. If you have termites you’re actually requesting a quote. In this case the inspection will likely be free. However, if you require a report for a real estate transaction, the inspection will not be free. The cost for the report will be in the $75–$300 range.
The last thing you should be aware of is that pest control companies hire sales people. A “free” termite inspection often will turn into a sales pitch. There’s nothing wrong with this, but you should be prepared that when looking for the cost of a termite treatment and inspection a sales person my show up and try to sell you on things you don’t need. If a sales person comes to the door and says you need pest control, get a second opinion.
What is the cost of a termite treatment?
Assuming that you really do have termites and you really need the service the cost of termite treatment and inspection will vary form company to company and state to state. However, there are some constants in the pest control industry that every company deals with. They are material, labor, insurance and in the case of the pest control industry; the warranty. All of these numbers are baked into the cake.
So, the cost of termite treatment and inspection in the end for a raised ranch house in CT should run from $800–$1,000. The average warranty will be from 1-5 years.
If you have termites or think you may have termites, call 1-888-879-6481. Envirocare Pest Control can help.