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Question DetailsAsked on 3/28/2017

Orkin charges 425.00 dollars for first visiti is that about average.

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In the normal range for either a preventative stake treatment or a surface spray - injection treatment (initial) typically more like twice that.

It may be what you are paying for is an annual protection contract - they do nothing or put in detector stakes (just wood stakes) to see if you have termites in the area near the house, then only treat AFTER you have an infestation - a bass-ackwards way to approach it in my opinion, but it gets them annual money with no work in many cases.

My opinion - the stake systems are a joke - many cases where the termites pass them right by, because they are put in every 5-10 feet apart, but the termite tunnels areony an inch wide or so - so good chance of them passing them by, and the stakes are proven to not dramatically attract termites - they will eat it if the y hit it, but does not act as a termite magnet.

If in a known significant termite infestation area, get the perimeter treatment at the foundation, including soil injection - then retreat the surface at the recommended interval (typically every 2-3 years for about $300) and the soil injection every 5-20 yers depending on how much rainfall you get in your area.

If in a marginal termite (or carpenter ant or post beetle) area, get inspection every 1-2 years for typically $75-150, and pay for treatment only if andwhen needed.

Check out the previous similar questions in the Home > Pest Control link under Browse Projects, at lower left, for more info on types of treatments and typical ballpark costs.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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