A lot of the prices we pay for products and services depend on where we live in the United States. People in Houston, TX may pay less than Arkansas homeowners but more for a termite inspection in Scottsdale, AZ.
The national average cost of a termite inspection is $100 or anywhere from $50-$280. But termite treatments can cost between $400-$1,900 or more, depending on the treatment. And residential properties are usually less expensive than termite treatments for commercial properties or industrial facilities.
Home Advisor says you should get a termite inspection every 2 years if you live in a low-threat area. (We do not live in a low-threat area. We live in the highest-threat area.)
Services Included in the Cost of a Termite Inspection
Always hire bonded, insured, and licensed professionals. It’s helpful to ask how many years’ experience the professional has. When you go with a cut-rate inspector, you are risking thousands of dollars in treatment and restoration costs when the price difference between cheap and professional is usually less than $100. –HomeAdvisor.com
A termite inspection should take between 1-2 hours for interior and exterior examination.
Interior termite inspection includes:
- Inside cabinets/closets
Sites where plumbing enters/exits your home are especially vulnerable so special attention is given to bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.
Exterior inspection includes:
- Plants near/touching your home
- Trees near/touching your home
- Wood framing
A close examination of your foundation is included in the cost of a termite inspection.
You will receive a detailed summary of any termite activity. Some inspectors will provide a report that includes the locations of your property that are more vulnerable to infestations.
Your local pest control professional should discuss:
- All findings and observations
- Preventive or corrective treatment options
- Vulnerabilities and ways to manage them
As part of the home-buying/selling process, a WDIIR (wood-destroying insect inspection report) is often required. That’s another type of inspection report, and average costs are between $50-$225.
When You Need Termite Treatment
Signs of a termite infestation include:
- Bubbling/buckled paint
- Damaged wood
- Mud tubes (subterranean termites)
- Termite excrement
- Termite wings
The most effective way to eliminate subterranean termites is to have Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination apply a non-repellent termiticide. “Non-repellant” means (no color, fumes, odor, or taste). We use Dupont Altriset® because it’s the best. One application can protect your property for up to 5 years.
The worst-case scenario is if you need whole-house fumigation. Fumigations are expensive and also a health hazard, but they work. In Maricopa and Pima counties, fumigation is only used as a last resort for drywood termite infestations.
Preventive measures can save you between $1,000-$4,000 in expenses.
Arizona Properties Need Customized Pest Control
When it comes to termite prevention and treatment, what’s the bottom line? For most of us, it’s finding an effective, safe method at the best price. That means partnering with Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination.
Budget Brothers is not part of a large, national “chain.” Our industry knowledge is customized for this area of Arizona. It’s the result of years of finding what pest control treatments work and what doesn’t work in The Valley.
Our team of pest professionals live here and we’re invested in our communities. We’re invested in protecting your property and family.
Contact us if you have questions about Arizona termite inspection, prevention, and elimination.