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Old 08-14-2014, 07:45 PM
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So my house has the Centracon bait traps for termites or whatever they are. Guy stops by the house today wanting to get me off the bait traps and spray my house to the tune of 800 bucks then 125 a year after that for termites.

He was giving be the sales business about this and that. Said his deal came with no "insurance" or whatever and all the others are a scam.

At my rental house I've been paying $125 a year and I guess that covers it

So who on here is our resident termite guy. Explain all this stuff in laymans terms.

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Old 08-14-2014, 08:16 PM
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So my house has the Centracon bait traps for termites or whatever they are. Guy stops by the house today wanting to get me off the bait traps and spray my house to the tune of 800 bucks then 125 a year after that for termites.

He was giving be the sales business about this and that. Said his deal came with no "insurance" or whatever and all the others are a scam.

At my rental house I've been paying $125 a year and I guess that covers it

So who on here is our resident termite guy. Explain all this stuff in laymans terms.

Thanks.
The short answer is you can protect your house against subterranean termites with either the Sentricon in ground baiting system or use a chemical barrier treatment such as Termidor. All companies offer a retreatment guarantee that if you ever get subterranean termites they will retreat the home.. There are also guarantees that will retreat the home plus repair any "new" damage that was caused by the subterranean termites. Which one would I choose ? I would have the perimeter of the home treated with Termidor and then decide if you want to pay a yearly fee to keep up the guarantee. Most treatments will come with a one year guarantee, and the option to extend the guarantee for "x" amount each year . Clear as mud ?
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I had flying termtes (little white ones with wings) show up in my heater room 2 years running. I had a local exterminator come out. Paid $600 for the inground treatment. They drilled a hole every 12 inches or so around the perimeter of my house and in the attached garage.(i'm on a slab) I paid the yearly fee for them to come check for more damage etc. The inspection was a walk around the house. Damage would have to be visble for them to see it. I stopped paying. I have had no issues since and it was worth $600 to get rid of them.
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Yes that is what he recommended. Treating with Termidor. He said to junk the Sentricon bait stations and use Termidor. He said initial treatment though was $800 or $900 and then $125 every year after that with no guarantee??? He said the guarantee that all the other companies offered were junk anyway???

So I guess my questions are the price for one. $800 bucks seems ridiculous for spraying for termites. Based on what I can tell (which isn't much) if I bought the product off Amazon I would need 200 dollars worth of product and I'm sure he is getting it for cheaper. So with no guarantee why pay him $800 if there is no guarantee
you can get termidor at any do-it-yourself pest control place
pull the mulch back if any, apply per directions, and keep from disturbing the treated area
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I just got sticker shock from Terminex this past Saturday. I'm a fan of having a contract that covers damage because my parents had $40,000 worth of damage cover by their contract and I have had termite issues at my office. I don't recall having to pay an initial start up at my office but the service is $300 per year for the bait system. So when he told me $1600 for the bait system and $800 for the spray treatment I about fell over. The yearly cost was around $280 which I get but the initial cost seems very high. I guess I'll get a few estimates then decide because I'm not going to nothing as I have seen the damage termites can do.
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my state termite people have a joke- the hardest part of using bait stations is training the termites to go to the stations.
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you can get termidor at any do-it-yourself pest control place
pull the mulch back if any, apply per directions, and keep from disturbing the treated area
You need 4 gals per 10 lineal ft. Lets say your house is 200 lineal feet. How do you plan on pumping 80 gals around your house ? Also you are suppose to dig a trench around the base of your house, pump the product in and then backfill. $800 still sound like a lot on top of the $100 bucks you paid for the termidor? Again, how will you pump the 80 gallons ?
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