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How much does termite treatment cost?

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Depending on the type of extermination, accessibility and size of a structure, costs for termite treatment range from $1,200 to over $3,000 as of 2014. Chemicals, bait, fumigation and heat are all methods used to stop the damage caused by termites.

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Chemical extermination starts on the low end of the price spectrum, typically priced around $1,350 to $2,500 for a 1,250-square foot home. Bait extermination begins around $1,500 and tops out at $3,000 for a 2500-square foot home. Fumigation, like the other types of extermination, has a cost based on the size of the house. For fumigation, the house is generally tented during extermination. Cost for fumigating a 1250-square foot house ranges from $1,200 to $2,500. Heat extermination, which also requires tenting of the house, typically costs $1,250 for a 1,250-square foot house.

Both bait and chemical extermination are done by drilling holes around the house and adding a liquid chemical or bait into the holes. While both are effective, baiting is more expensive and tends to be used only to prevent contamination when a house is near a lake or stream. Fumigation requires the homeowners to leave the home for up to five days, while heat extermination, a newer method, allows for same day re-occupancy. Get estimates from more than one company before proceeding with extermination to get the best deal.

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