Every homeowner tenses up at the word “termite” because of how destructive those little bugs can be. The biggest problem with termites is that you often do not know that you have an infestation until you walk through your living room one morning and fall through your wood subfloor. The best approach to handling termites is to get your property treated for termite removal once a year to prevent infestation. But if you do see termites, then you need to act fast to get rid of them.
The Facts About Termites
According to PestWorld.org, termites cause approximately $5 billion in property damage in the United States each year. The three most common types of termites are dampwood, drywood and subterranean, with the names indicating the activity of each type. For example, dampwood termites prefer damp wood and so on.
Once a termite colony is set up in or near your home, it will feed on the wood in your home 24-hours a day, seven days a week. While termites do prefer warmer weather, they can be just as active in the cold weather as well. It should be noted that while termites can survive in the cold weather, they are more prevalent in the warmer climates.
The Cost Of Removing Termites
CostHelper.com offers the clearest estimate of what it would cost to completely remove a colony of termites. There are five methods professionals use to remove termites; chemical, heat gun, fumigation, traps and electro-gun. The effectiveness of the removal method depends on the experience of the exterminator and the situation. For example, chemical extermination might not be as effective as heat extermination in cold and wet weather.
For a house of approximately 1,250 square feet, the average cost to remove termites is: