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Think Termites Are Harmless? These Infestation Expenses Will Change Your Mind

January 15, 2024

When termites strike your Georgia residence, how much will treatment and repairs cost you?

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If you've lived in Georgia for any amount of time, you have been warned about the threat of termites infesting your house. You may heed these warnings for a little while, but eventually, the worry about termites will slip to the back of your mind…until you come across signs of a termite infestation in your house. Whether you're in this situation currently or you're curious about possible costs you may encounter in the future, we wanted to highlight typical termite infestation expenses and hopefully convince you that termite prevention is a cost that you will never regret!

Why are termites such an expensive problem?

For anyone living in the southern United States, termites are a highly probable threat. The year-round environment that the Southeast provides is exactly what termites are looking for, and that also means there isn't a specific season or time period for activity like there is for other pests like mosquitoes. This makes termite prevention a constant task, and it's why Georgia homeowners are heavily advised to implement termite prevention in their house.

A termite infestation is not immediately noticeable and has been known to sometimes take years before it is discovered. That leaves termites with ample, uninterrupted time to lay siege to a house and create extensive and expensive damage.

Common repair costs for a termite infestation

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Each year, termites cause an estimated $5 billion in damage to houses across the United States. Why? Because termites are drawn to the materials that are commonly used in the foundational structure of a house. That means damage to these areas of the building is automatically a risk to the integrity of the entire house.

The first category of termite infestation costs is the actual treatment of the termites. The typical price range to install a baiting station system around a standard size home can be $300-$600 with a typical price of $350-$500 annually to monitor and provide a warranty. To install a full liquid barrier system around a standard size home will be $600-$1000 with a typical price of $250-$400 annually to monitor and provide a warranty.

After you've gotten rid of the termites and set up ongoing prevention, the next category of costs you have to address is the repair for the damage left by the termites. Damage repairs can vary widely depending upon how extensive the affected areas in a home were infested with termite activity. A homeowner will likely have repair costs starting at around $1000 and heading up from there. Unfortunately, homeowners insurance policies will not cover the costs to repair termite damage in most cases, leaving you to shoulder all the expense.

If you've been on the fence about termite prevention for your house because of an added yearly expense, we hope this has shown you that the cost to prevent your house is far less than the costs you will face to get rid of a termite infestation and repair any damages caused by it. Don't sabotage yourself and risk unnecessary expenses—sign up today for termite prevention with a reputable pest control company like BREDA Pest Management. We offer a termite guarantee that will protect your investment and we promise to lock in your prevention rate so you won't have any surprise increases each year. Contact us today to learn more!

If you find yourself needing pest control and want it handled thoroughly, don't hesitate to give us a call. The BREDA Guarantee promises to fix your pest problem and keep it fixed—no matter the circumstances. Schedule a consultation online or give us a call at 770-466-6700.