The cost at which the pest control company wishes to conduct the entire exercise of exterminating termites from your compound will also depend on the treatment method they intend to use. There are very many methods that can be used, but these can largely be classified into two. There are chemical methods and biological methods. Both can be equally effective depending, again, on the species of termites that have invaded your residence. However, chemical methods may have a lasting effect on the environment such as when it finds its way into a nearby river and kills all fish in there. Biological methods on the other hand may be a little bit costlier but they have no effect on other members of the environment.
• Frequency of Treatment
Some methods of controlling termites require to be done more than once for maximum efficiency. This may be by way of the termite exterminator coming back to re-treat the area or by putting in place a system that continually does the job. If the exterminator has to come back, he will bill you for all successive visits. However convincing the salesman maybe it might be cheaper to get a means that does not need his action later on.
• Type of Termites
The price quotation that the pest control company will send you after the initial inspection will certainly depend on the type of termites that have infested your house. Some termites are harder to eradicate than others, while others are more voracious wood eaters than others. If the termites are of the high eating type then chances are that the termite control prices will be high to reflect the need for urgent measures that need to be put in place to stop their actions.
• Termite Risk Areas
Some areas are generally high risk when it comes to termite infestation. In such cases, termite pest control will not be optional. The company will be at liberty to charge you expensively since you are not in a position to negotiate otherwise yet you need the services. The only thing that may save a homeowner from this exploitation is competition from other service providers and if he or she can get a do-it-yourself kit.
• Getting the Quotation
Finally, once you know the questions to ask the company’s inspector then you can ask them to come for the initial inspection and to give you a price estimate for the services. To be on the safe side, get quotations from at least four other service providers. This way you will be able to compare the prices as well as other value-additions that they are likely to propose in their quest to hook you in as a client.