I received a quote for a termite contract yesterday. Does this seem expensive?

Question by Chris: I received a quote for a termite contract yesterday. Does this seem expensive?
I know that a lot of variables go into a termite contract, but I undoubtedly need one, as I live in the Charlotte area. My crawlspace is about 1,400 square feet and my garage slab is about 400 square feet. But I received a quote from Orkin yesterday for $ 1,722 (a 20% discount) for a 10 year contract. If that isn’t steep enough, they want $ 110 every 3 months to inspect the area. This sounds insanely expensive. The local company, using the same technology, is offering $ 1,400 max plus $ 110 a year. I’ve heard complaints about Orkin with warranties, etc. Can anyone shed some advice? Thanks!

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Answer by vmoore708
I have about the same size house in middle ga and i paid $ 1000 to start and about $ 100 a year for inspections. If your getting inspected every 3 months you must be getting those termite thingys (lol) in your yard. I dont have those. If your not then why would they inspect every 3 months.

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4 thoughts on “I received a quote for a termite contract yesterday. Does this seem expensive?

  1. godged

    That sounds about right for Orkin. Try an established local company, one that you are fairly certain will be around awhile.

    In my area, a pest control company under bid everybody and did a really brisk business, 10 year warranty, cheap reinspections and after less than a year, was out of business. Everyone was stuck with that worthless warranty paper.

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