A lot of people like to conduct termite treatment on their own in order to save money on hiring an exterminator to come and treat it for them. If you think you know what you’re doing then you can take this do-it-yourself route. A gallon of termiticide solution will cost you about $60 and a good termite sprayer will run you $200 to $300. However, if you are just purchasing termite bait to place into the ground then that should only run you about $30. But again, you have to know what you are doing and where to apply the treatment. You can’t just put termite bait in any portion of the ground and expect the termites to get killed. You have to be able to locate their colony and attack them that way. If you are not sure how to do this, then you should just hire a professional pest control technician to do it for you.
The first thing a pest control technician will want to do is an inspection. Most pest control companies will offer free inspections, but sometimes they make you pay up to $150 for the inspection report they create. After the problem areas have been located from the inspection, the next expense will be the treatment cost. Now again, you could do this treatment yourself after you have a professional locate the problem areas. But if you want the professionals to provide the treatment then you are looking at between $1,300 and $1,500 for the treatment. The cost depends on the size of your home and the amount of termiticide they have to spray. It usually costs between $4 and $16 for each linear foot that has to be sprayed in a particular area. So the more feet that have chemicals applied to it, the more money it will cost.
Treating homes that have drywood termites are more expensive than treating homes with subterranean termites. The drywood termites are likely infested inside the walls throughout the home so there will be a lot more areas to treat. Subterranean termites nest in the ground so the technicians will have an easier time locating and destroying them. If you have drywood termites in your home then it could cost anywhere from $1,300 to over $2,500. This may seem like a lot of money, but you have to remember that termites can ultimately destroy the structure and foundation of your home. If that were to happen then it would cost you even more money to fix.