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Because of this, it is very difficult to properly calculate the cost of termite damage, treatment and prevention. By calling up several pest control companies and asking for free inspections you’re likely to get some accurate quotes. This is the best route to take if you are unsure.
If you decide to treat the termite problems by yourself you can literally save thousands of dollars in pest control fees and I hope the information provided in this book will enable you to do just that.
One standard for measuring the cost of removal involves calculating the area of your property and then multiplying this by the average cost per treatment. Pest control companies will sometimes state on their websites how much fumigation will cost depending on the size of your property.
How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?
So say you have a 2000 square foot property and the average cost of treatment per square foot is $1 then this would equate to $1000:
2000 ft x $1 per ft = $1000 total cost
However, the average cost of termite treatment can vary depending on the company you choose as it might cost $2 per square foot or even much higher at $8. Also, remember to factor in the guarantees and any insurance that is being offered by the company.
The best way to save money with a termite company is through negotiation. Many of prices quoted are not set in stone and will have some leeway. By getting quotes from several companies you can play the different companies off against one another.
For example, you can tell a company that you really want buy their service but you’ve received a quote from another company who are offering the same service for $200 less, so would they be able to bring the price down. This trick alone will often save you hundres – pest control compaies prefer to have a discounted customer rather than no customer at all.
Or alternatively, if they won’t budge on the cost of termite treatment you can try and get them to offer you a better guarantees and coverage as well as better treatment options. Whilst the companies should be able to give you a free explanation of the different treatments are being used, it’s still a good idea to know what you’re signing up for.