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09/05/2013
By: kris.friedman
Alafia Termite & Pest Control Services Inc
Alafia pest control is an awesome company to work with and I am glad that I used their services. I found him (Gene) very polite and responsive to my texts which probably seemed a little frantic at times. Due to the fact that he tented our business we has some issues with timing and such but he was a real pro with communicating with me. Did I wish that we didn't have termites? Yes, however he was one of the better quotes with some really good testimonials and a nice guarantee so he made made my unfortunate situation more bearable. Thanks Alafia!!
Tips & Advices
Fumigation is dangerous to pets and humans. Liquid termicides, however, are safe to use around pets.
No. Because termite infestations are considered preventable, most home insurance policies do not cover treatments or damage.
It's best to treat an entire home to ensure the termite infestation is completely eliminated. Spot treating costs less, but increases the likelihood of missed colonies. In addition, spot treatments can make a home unattractive to future buyers.
The cost to eliminate termites varies depending on the method. Bait costs between $150-$300, while fumigation costs $1,300-$2,500. Heat treatment costs around $1 per square foot, so a 2,500 square-foot home would cost $2,500.
The length of time depends on the process used:
  • Fumigation takes approximately five days. The termites die quickly, but homeowners must remain out of the house until the chemicals clear.
  • Bait exterminations can take months to destroy an entire colony. The bait kills termites during the molting process. If an insect eats the bait and does not molt, it is unaffected.
  • Heat extermination takes approximately eight hours and is environmentally friendly. This process heats the home to 150 degrees F.

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