How difficult are termites to treat?
Recent consumer research suggests that over 70% of homeowners feel that professional pest control services are more effective than do it yourself treatments; however, this is not to say that some pests are not more difficult to treat than others, even for professionals.
Termites are social insects meaning that they live in large groups and by the time homeowners notice termite damage there is typically a significant infestation. However, the industry continues to invest time and money to develop new products and methods to treat these and all other pests. Our continuing education programs help to enhance current member knowledge about the most up to date treatment options.
Termites are just one pest and although they pose large property threats it is important to also remember how many other pests pose public health threats. More and more consumers are turning to pest control professionals to help them treat this growing threat – a recent national survey found that consumers are more aware of pest-related diseases and the pests that transmit them then ever before.
The cost of a termite treatment depends upon the extent of the infestation and damage making it difficult to generalize to a specific price. Most companies will complete an initial inspection for free and depending on their findings will develop a comprehensive treatment program.