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Hye writes,

How to avoid paying annual maintenance fee after subterranean termite treatment?

In 2008, I found subterranean termites in the basement. My house was only 12 years old! I had orange oil treatment done which was a major expense. They told me it should last about 7 years, but warranty was only 2 years. Their annual termite protection plan costs $450. One of the technicians left your flyer and that's how I found you! What should I do to keep my house, termite and other pests free from now on? I heard that my area (city, county) is TOTALLY infested with termites. I have an unfinished basement, two stories of living spaces(1900 sq), attic, and garage with finished walls.


If you really want to protect your home against subterranean termites, than you should do an in ground treatment with a non-repellent termiticide.  To do this, you should read our How To Do A Termite Treatment article which explains step by step how to treat your house as if a professional company would.  If you do this correctly, you should not need to re-treat for 7 years and you will not need to pay a company a yearly renewal fee.

Answer last updated on: 07/09/2011

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