What You Need to Know About Termite Treatment

Termite damage can be extensive and costly. Learn the signs of a termite infestation, what causes them, and how to prevent them before they cause damage to your home.

Termite treatment isn’t difficult when you trust Terminix. Below, we answer the most frequently asked questions around termite treatment and share how you can prepare for your termite inspection.

What is the Best Treatment for Termites?

The best treatment for termites is a proactive one. Termites can be active year round in the South, thanks to our mild climate, so a comprehensive protection plan is a must. We recommend termite protection for all of our clients.

Buying or selling your home? Check out our top termite tips for homebuyers and sellers to help you through the process every step of the way.

Can I Get Rid of Termites Myself?

We do not recommend getting rid of termites yourself. Home remedies and DIY solutions are rarely as effective as professional ones and don’t prevent termites from coming back for good. The protection services from Terminix are backed by the strongest guarantee in the industry: if the termites come back, then so will we.

What Kills Termites Permanently?

Terminix kills termites permanently. We use the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology to protect our customers’ homes around the clock, 365 days a year. 

What is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Termites?

The fastest way to get rid of termites is to call in the professionals. Your local Terminix team is equipped with all the know-how and the latest tools, and can help get rid of unwelcome pests quickly.

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How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?

The cost of termite treatment varies depending on several factors, including home size and severity of the infestation. But a comprehensive termite inspection from one of Terminix’s local expert technicians is free of charge. Request your free inspection today.

Prevention / Top Tips for Termite Prevention

  1. Avoid moisture accumulation by diverting water away from your home’s foundation.
  2. Keep gutters clear of blockages.
  3. Remove old tree stumps and any vegetation growing over vents.
  4. Strive to have at least 18 inches between the wood portions of your home and the soil.


How to Get Rid of Termites (with Terminix)

When it comes to termites, Terminix protects your home like no one else can:

We use the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology, which works around the clock to keep termites away. Our termite protection comes with unlimited repairs* on any new termite damage. It’s the strongest guarantee in the business. We’re relentless. If the termites come back, so do we.

*Exclusions may apply.


“You have been keeping my house termite-free for decades! First for my parents’ house and now mine. Thanks!” – Customer in Greenville, SC