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Question DetailsAsked on 11/19/2017

I paid $1400.00 for a 2 year contract for prevention treatment for subterrainean termites was that too much?

I saw a swarm in my yard about a two spring/summers ago.

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Here are a number of previous similar questions with answers which might help - more can be found in the Home > Pest Control link under Browse Projects, at lower left. But for that amount, if just a "warranty" where they treat AFTER you get an infestation, I would say way too much - for that amount you are getting into the range for a full preventative treatment, which actually does something.

My recommendation - I don't think the "prevention plans" are worth anything, where they treat AFTER you are infested or after teh termites are chewing up indicator stakes - in termite and severe carpetner ant zones (though the latter are easier to barrier treat against) I recommend poractive barrier treatment.

If in an area where there are known termite infestations as you describe, I would be getting a barrier injection treatment around the house plus bait stakes further out from the foundation, plus careful inspection for termites already in the house and correction of any easy access points like missing eave insect screening - plus at leat annual inspections ofthe house for infestation, because swarmers (flying termites) can infest a house and start doing significant damage in just a few months.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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