Is Paying for Termite Control Services Worth It? 

How much is the real cost of termite infestation? How can a termite inspection save you money? Is termite treatment cost-effective? In this article, we will be discussing how termite treatment is safe and effective and how it to help you save money in the long run.

The Internet offers plenty of resources about how to get rid of termites yourself. The truth is termite treatment is not an easy DIY job. 

If you determine that there is termite presence in your home, you might be tempted to deal with them yourself. This might work for surface and visible termites but is not an ideal long-term solution. There is a high probability that you’re just getting rid of the termites you see, while thousands, even millions more, are unseen continuing to wreak havoc to your property. 

And no one will provide a guarantee in case your DIY job goes awry. If termite damage to your home is at stake, are you willing to take the risk?

Termite Infestation Can Cost You More Than You’d Expect

It is estimated that the damage caused by termite infestation costs more than $4 billion to the construction industry. Nearly 180,000 homes in Australia are impacted by termites each year. As a result, the yearly cost to repair termite damage reaches $1.3 billion.

The cost of structural repairs can range between $5,000 to $10,000, and adding the cost of treatment, the bill could reach between $30,000 and $100,000, depending on where your house is located and how big it is.

However, the real damage from termite infestation is manifested in the resale value of the house. According to a 2015 Australian study, the value of a house that had been infested by termites goes down by as much as 25%. A 2015 survey found that 74% of homebuyers will reject a home if termites were discovered during inspection.

 

Infographic of termite damage cost
Infographic of termite damage cost

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When It Comes to Termites, Prevention Is Better Than Cure

It is better to be proactive against potential termite attacks rather than taking the chance that they will spare your house. The most destructive termites are the subterranean types as you won’t see them enter your home and start destroying it. 

If you can’t see the “enemy”, the way to protect your home is by making sure you have a termite barrier in place and having termite inspections done annually by qualified and experienced pest control technicians. 

Termidor: Safe and Effective Termite Treatment

Termidor is the most popular product for termite extermination among pest control specialists. It is a liquid product that is applied along the perimeter of a building to create a protective barrier against termites. It kills termites by ingestion and contact, which helps spread the treatment from the building to the termite colony. 

In addition to its effectiveness, Termidor is odourless and is safe around pests and children. It does its job immediately even if it is a low-dose treatment, making an overall cost-efficient solution.  

The treatment remains effective for three months, which means constant application is not required. 

Opting for Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

If you’re building a new home, it is always the wiser decision to put termite barriers in place before it is built.  

In a country like Australia where termites thrive, even homes made of steel are not safe. Termites can skirt around steel to get to the timber parts of the house, like the timber floors, kitchen cabinets and even electrical wirings. 

One method of pre-construction termite treatment is by chemically treating the soil before the house foundation is laid. Another is the installation of a mesh-like barrier that acts a heavy-duty security screen against termites. 

The purpose of these pre-construction treatments is to prevent termite entry and lower the risk of termite attack. These are one-off installation/application during the construction stage. Though these have expiration dates, it may not be for years. 

These are highly effective barriers that are eco-friendly and safe to use around humans and animals. 

 
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Annual Termite Inspections Will Save You Money

If you’re dealing with termite infestation, getting termite control services from a reputable company is the way to go. Instead of thinking of saving company by buying commercial insect sprays, engage the services of experienced and qualified termite exterminators.

Termites don’t usually feed anywhere near their breeding ground. They also live with thousands, or even millions, of termites in a colony. Killing a few will not get rid of the entire colony.

Don’t waste time, effort and money to eliminate termite yourselves. Only pest control specialists have the knowledge, experience, access to technology to guarantee a quality, speed and effective treatment and control.

Get The Right Help with Termite Prevention and Pest Control

When it comes to safeguarding your home and your family, you have to be sure you trust the pest professional that you’re going to hire. Only choose a fully licensed service provider for termite work.

For further protection, make sure they are carrying public liability and professional indemnity insurance in the event that something goes wrong in the course of doing their work.

Termite control requires the use of pest control chemicals. Make sure the company you choose uses products that are safe around children and pets.

Don’t hesitate to call pest control experts if you’re dealing with a termite infestation. Providing free quotes to clients is standard practice, so you won’t be surprised by your bill when all work is done.

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