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tims0912367
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


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My yearly fee is around $120, but I am being told that my liquid contract will need to be renewed next year because 5 years have passed. That fee will be around $500. Does that sound right?


The company I use wants $395 for the 5 year service as they say the manufacturer's warranty on the chemical is 5 years. IDK the chemical offhand.

Anyone know what if anything this does to keep other insects out? In 5 years, I've rarely seen any crawling bugs in the house. Just a couple of spiders now and then, and a deadly earwig or two, which bother me more than the spiders as they crawl in your ear and eat their way through to the other side.






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urinetrouble
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


Does anyone recommend buying the chemicals and treating it yourself?

I guess the nice thing about the termite contract is the insurance against any damage. I have heard they include a lot of exclusions that limits their liabilities as well. Is this true?






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kool breeze
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


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tiggah1981
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


Turner pest control was going to charge me $500 for termite bond I believe and $55 per month for treatment. I thought it was rather much. Guy was telling my wife that it was mandatory in the State of Florida





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Phate
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


My house was built a year and a half ago. The builder had it treated before I moved in. Should I have a company come out and do it again or just make sure the slab is always visible and check for problems? Are there treatments you can do yourself?





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stampman
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


I use Arrow pest control. Costs: $92 every 6 mos. for inspection and $400 every 5 yrs for "retrenching, spraying,etc.





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urinetrouble
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


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Anyone know what if anything this does to keep other insects out? In 5 years, I've rarely seen any crawling bugs in the house. Just a couple of spiders now and then, and a deadly earwig or two, which bother me more than the spiders as they crawl in your ear and eat their way through to the other side.


How do I keep them things at bay???







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jembeurt
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


Sorry guys. Had a reheasal dinner last night. Let me try to answer a few questions y'all have brought up.

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ea spartan

I work for Mike's Pest Control in Lafourche parish. Gonzales might be a little too far for us.
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Catman88

You have to watch some companies. They will just go out and do a renewal without contacting anyone beforehand. This is because most people will not raise a stink about it, due to the fact that most just believe that this is how it is normally done. If someone doesn't like it, that co. will just send someone out again and to please the customer. Usually, if this is their practice, they do not care if you cancel. Less for them to worry about, I guess.
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Tiger Attorney

Most, if not all, warranty contracts have limits on them. Most are 5 years. Some can be longer, as we actually offer a 10 year. At which point when the warranty is up for renewal, the co. will inform the customer that a "booster" must be done to continue the warranty. All this is really is another treatment to the home. Pending on the size of your house, $500 doesn't sound too bad. $150 for your renewal is a tad high, but not too aggregious.
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tims0912367

When a company treats a home, all insects that come into contact with the chemical will die. Problem is, when the chemical dries, only termites will be controlled. Spiders are the most common pest that most people will have. They are a little tougher to get rid of due to they can actually build webs around the areas that you have treated, inadvertently.
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and a deadly earwig or two, which bother me more than the spiders as they crawl in your ear and eat their way through to the other side.


Sorry, but they don't do that.
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urinetrouble

Doing termite treatments yourself are fine. Only problem is that you might not be able to get the chemicals that companies can obtain. Not to mention you probably don't have the equipment to be able to handle a correct treatment. Termites are very easy to get rid of, but termite cos can keep them away longer. There are definitely exculsions on damage warranties, so be sure to ask your co. what they might be. Leaks in indoor piping, leaks in roofs, faulty gutters, and even cracks in slabs, which are obviously covered by a flooring of some sort. Outside, there could be a ton of things that can void your warranty. Be persistant and ask all the questions you can.
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Phate

The co. that treated your house should have contacted you about the contract. If not, they might not have had any contact info on you, so your contract could be cancelled. Check with your builder. Keeping your slab visible is good whether you have a contract or not. This will undoubtedly help your co. or yourself if you go DIY.
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stampman

I try not to badmouth any other companies, but Arrow is something else. I have no idea if what they do is a good job, but they are known for coming to the Lafourche/Terrebonne area and charging sometimes half of what other compaines can charge. There is NO WAY I can go to Baton Rouge and charge what they charge. I would lose money. PERIOD. It has risen a lot of pulses down here with most termite companies. Paying $400/5 years (booster listed above) doesn't sound too bad, but $184/yr for a renewal does.

Hope I have been of some help, and sorry for making this so long.






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nrtiger
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


Orkin in Baton Rouge charges me 179 for the yearly renewal and 72.00 a month. I think that is kind of high. This includes termite inspection and pest around the home.





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Longbeardtiger
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


Go to your local co-op and buy you some demon xp... It works great.





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jembeurt
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


179/yr is high. Orkin and Terminix can, and will, charge higher for their renewals. Big name I guess if I was a billion dollar industry, I would too due to my "overhead" costs.

While paying $72/mth for pest control, you might as well go ahead and buy a little midget to run around your house all day and track down pests. Might be cheaper. That is outrageous, but I have known Orkin to charge that much for PC. We, as well as most compaines around here, charge around $30/mth. Now when you strech to every other or quarterly, then the price begins to get higher, but not that high. Hell, my initial fee for PC is 65 or 70! Theirs must be $150.






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JOJO Hammer
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


Terminex - 30 bucks a month





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tims0912367
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


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How do I keep them things at bay???


I wish I knew. I've been afraid of those things ever since seeing them portrayed on "Night Gallery".






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sheek
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


300 bucks a year.

Terminix






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urinetrouble
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


jembeurt - thanks for all your insight! Got a couple follow-ups.

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Doing termite treatments yourself are fine. Only problem is that you might not be able to get the chemicals that companies can obtain.


I've heard there is a place here in BR where you can actually get the commercial grade chemicals.

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Not to mention you probably don't have the equipment to be able to handle a correct treatment.


A guy I work with get the chemicals, pokes 12" deep holes at 24 inches on center with a crowbar around the perimeter of his house, and pours in the chemicals. What do you think of that? He admits it isn't as good as what the termite company would do, but he does it every couple of years, whereas the company would only treat every 5 years.

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There are definitely exculsions on damage warranties, so be sure to ask your co. what they might be. Leaks in indoor piping, leaks in roofs, faulty gutters, and even cracks in slabs, which are obviously covered by a flooring of some sort. Outside, there could be a ton of things that can void your warranty. Be persistant and ask all the questions you can.


Do any of the companies cover termite damage that comes from the inside? That's where the coverage seems to be the most valuable to me since I can't monitor it. For the exterior, do you basically just check the foundation edge periodically for tunnels?

Again, thanks for your expertise.






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jembeurt
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


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pokes 12" deep holes at 24 inches on center with a crowbar around the perimeter of his house, and pours in the chemicals. What do you think of that?


I honestly can't see that working. In a sense, he is only treating those holes he is making and not much else. The best way to do it is to chop up the dirt 4-6 inches around the house. After that, soak the ground with the chemical. As I stated earlier, unless you have a spray unit that can put out a few gallons per minute, it will take a while to effectively treat your entire house. Using a potato pump will literally take forever to apply the correct amount of chemical. An average home will need around 70 gallons of mixed chemical. Good luck!

Treating every year is sometimes a misconception. All chemicals will have a shelf-life. Some are 5 years, and some are shorter. Termidor can last up to 10 years. Also, when you mix chemical, DO NOT try and "make it stronger" by doubling the ratio. All this will do is waste chemical. There is a mix ratio for a reason.

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Do any of the companies cover termite damage that comes from the inside? That's where the coverage seems to be the most valuable to me since I can't monitor it. For the exterior, do you basically just check the foundation edge periodically for tunnels?

The problem with warranties is that there will always be something that can void it. Lets say that your house is on a slab and it was treated before it was poured. Eventually, like everything else, the chemical under the house will deteriorate. After this happens, the only way to treat again is to drill holes in the slab throughout the house. This is obviously not feasible for anyone to do. Well, 10 years down the road, termites end up coming through a crack in the slab, and gets into the wall and does damage. This may not be covered, due to the fact that it is considered and "inaccessible area". In other words, no one could effectively inspect these areas year to year. Think about it, would you want to be responsible for something that you have absolutely no control over? Luckily, this is a pretty rare occurrence, but it can and has happened. Some co. will cover this no matter what, mainly because they would rather take extra money for a warranty, and just take a chance that this scenario never happens. It will just depend on the co.






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Pepe Lepew
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Termites got treated 1st year. Not again for maybe 10 years. Yearly pest control is 175.00 .......





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LSURussian
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$142 including a $2 "fuel surcharge" for this year.





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I Love Bama
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


The same shite they are using at your house can be bought at home depot.


Do it yourself....nothing to it.






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LSURussian
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re: How much do you pay for termite treatment per year?


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The same shite they are using at your house can be bought at home depot.


Do it yourself....nothing to it.
I'm too rich to do my own work like that.....






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