It is not possible to give a blanket estimate for subterranean termite control. Price will vary on whether the foundation is a basement, crawl, or slab, type of construction, soil type, and even the choice of using a liquid, bait, or wood treatment.
With today's engineeering, flooring systems can be very complex. Whether floors are laminated or engineered or natural wood, treatment can be done topically or in the case of drywood termites, using fumigation. Sometimes flooring must be repaired depending on the extent of the infestation.
Each year, U.S. residents spend approximately $7 billion to control termites and repair the damage they cause. Cost of prevention and control vary based upon type of termite, construction type, degree of infestation, and state regulations.
Termiticide costs will vary and many are availble online. Termite control is not easy for the homeowner to accomplish, though, as equipment is needed. Treatment costs vary depending on the type of termite, type of construction, and customer preferences.
In areas where drywood termites are commonly found, fumigation using sulfuryl fluoride is common and cost effective. Control using heat is gaining popularity but certain precautions must be taken to prevent damage to seals around windows.
Average damage repair due to termites is about $3,000. The cost to treat a house for subterranean termites will depend on the type of termite, type of construction, and the preference of the homeowner as to whether they prefer liquid, baits, or wood treatment.