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Old 12-01-2010, 06:51 AM
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We had a termite inspection done before our closing. We are wondering if it is necessary to have treatments done on a yearly basis. One company will do a yearly for $149, or a "full" treatment for $500 which is good for 5 years with yearly follow ups. Any help, advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:00 AM
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What generally seems to be common practice in TV is to purchase "termite protection" for an annual cost. The company comes out (usually once a year) and inspects for termites. If none found, nothing else happens. If they are found, they treat and (depending on your contract) repair damage. Every so often they retreat (5 years or so???). $150 year sounds in the ball park from what I have seen.

This part is important, keep the same company year-to-year. If you purchased a pre-owned home, you can call Warranty Dept. and find out who had the previous termite contract and possibly continue to use them. Companies are reluctant to come in and take over providing protection after some other company has provided it for a period of time. They will insist on a full inspection and treatment using "their stuff" which makes it initially expensive to you. That's why the "stick with one company" advice - it gets a little expensive to jump companies.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:47 AM
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We had a termite inspection done before our closing. We are wondering if it is necessary to have treatments done on a yearly basis. One company will do a yearly for $149, or a "full" treatment for $500 which is good for 5 years with yearly follow ups. Any help, advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
It is my opinion treatments on a yearly basis are necessary. I also agree with Bryan's post.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:53 AM
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we will follow your advice, we already called to set things up, Thanks
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:51 PM
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We had a termite inspection done before our closing. We are wondering if it is necessary to have treatments done on a yearly basis. One company will do a yearly for $149, or a "full" treatment for $500 which is good for 5 years with yearly follow ups. Any help, advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I've been told there have been termites not only in the older historical section, but also in some of the newer areas. The treatment is supposed to prevent termites. ButIMHO, Termite treatment is more like an insurance policy .. if you end up with termite damage, they'll repair it.
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