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Question DetailsAsked on 9/26/2016

how much should a termidor termite booster cost

2500 sq ft ranch on a slab with 3 car garage. home is 10 years old and pest company suggested a Termidor trearment.

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10 years is the recommended retreatment interval for Termidor in normal conditions - as little as 3-5 years in very high termite activity areas.


Figuring probably 300 some lineal feet of perimeter (including the garage, assuming that is attached or separate, not tuck-under), you would have to get several local quotes to see what your local pricing is, but probably inthe $1000-2000 range - around $1000-1500 would be normal range for a Termidor (I would not use ANY other product) injection, assuming your soil is fairly easily penetrated by metal rod. In very hard ground, caliche country, etc where they have to predrill the holes before treatment, or in rocky/heavy gravel drive a rod in with a sledge, can run more in the $2000+ range for that size house.


Some companies offer a retreat or retreatment for around $450-500 - but if not same interval as an initial full treatment, you are skimping, because you are counting on a full barrier to the insects - and opering the injection spacing up or just spraying the surficial dirt without going to depth is likely to leave openings where the new treament has gaps and the older weathered insecticide is not going to stop the termites, so I would recommend if you are going to spend money on a treatment, do it right - full perimeter barrier replacement.


One note - ask about what they are going to do at the drive - it is common for them to skip the drive and leave a 10-20' wide gap in the protection which the termites then go through and get under the slab and form a nest or several, then spread into the house from there. Drives should be treated too at teh house perimeter - means drilling holes in the drive, and plugging the hole (commonly with an asphaltic sealant so theuy can use the same holes in the future). Does make for a line of holes in the drive - but better to have that than termites, and commonly they can be put in the expansion joint between drive and garage apron so they do not show so much. DO have to be plugged so water does not pour down in there and weaken the protection.


Pest Control is your Search the List category to get several bids on your job if you don't think the price they gave you is in the decent range.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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