Typical Costs for Termite TreatmentMost termite treatment companies will offer homeowners a free inspection, and then offer termite treatment if termites are found or offer a preventative treatment with a repair warranty.
- Low-End Estimate: $500
- High-End Estimate: $2,000
The initial cost for a home termite protection or warranty plan ranges from $500 to $2,000.
Annual inspection charges range from $150 to $450. The warranty costs vary in price depending on whether the warranty includes repairs to termite damage in addition to retreatment.
"Make sure you read what's in the contract carefully," says Trey Scarborough of Zone Pest Solutions in Atlanta. "You may have to pay a deductible. One company might not cover a certain type of termite, where another company may."
Renewal periods for the protection plans can vary; some might need to be renewed every five years, for example. Renewal costs for plans that include liquid treatment range from $150 to $200 and plans with baiting stations range from $250 to $450.
Other CostsWood infestation reports, which generally are required at closing on a home purchase, start at $50 from a reputable company.
What to Expect from Termite Inspectors
- The inspectors will look for evidence of termites, potentially by using a screwdriver to probe wood in your basement or crawl space to see if they've been damaged.
- The inspectors will check for damage along the exterior and interior surfaces of the house foundation.
- The inspectors will take time to inspect carefully home items such as window sills, joists, support posts, basement window frames, wood porches, cracks in cement, expansion joints, scrap wood piles, tree stumps, fence posts, and exterior frames of basement windows.
- The inspectors will assess the damage and recommend a proper course of treatment.