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Termite control and treatments

Ignoring termites is not an option. Termites cause more damage to homes and businesses than any other pest, costing homeowners nearly five billion dollars in property damage each year. Without the proper termite treatment, the problem will only get worse. Working with a professional pest control company, like Ehrlich, is the best and most effective way to control and eliminate termites on your property.

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Control termites: the Ehrlich way

Termites feed on wood 24 hours a day. You rarely know you have termites until you see the damage signs, and by then it's too late. A termite infestation can quickly turn into a major problem. This makes termite control essential in protecting your most valuable asset – your home.

Trust Ehrlich to protect your home from termites. As the local experts in termite control, we will work with you to develop a customized plan for your needs. We will identify what termites are affecting your home and recommend the best treatment option for your property. Once we eliminate the termite infestation, we will work to prevent termites from coming back.

Ehrlich's termite treatment methods

At Ehrlich, we have a variety of termite treatment methods. Our termite treatment methods and cost of service can vary depending on the factors listed below.

  • Home size
  • Termite type
  • Infestation severity

After our Technicians finish their inspection, they will recommend one or more of the following solutions:

Baiting stations

Due to their nature, baiting stations are an environmentally friendly termite control solution causing almost no inconvenience to homeowners. This treatment offers peace of mind, as the bait stations continue to prevent future termites from entering your home.

Bait stations are child and pet-resistant. The active ingredient in a termite bait station eliminates termites by disrupting a molting process that occurs only in insects and closely related organisms.

How termite bait stations work:

  • Bait stations are installed around the perimeter of your home.
  • While foraging for food, termites will find the bait stations and take bait back to the colony.
  • Once the bait spreads, active termites are gradually eliminated.
  • Your Technician will periodically inspect for activity and to replace bait. 

Targeted termites:

  • Subterranean termites
  • Formosan termites

Liquid treatments

Liquid treatment application is a proactive and curative solution that involves applying treatment to your yard and the outer foundation of your home. This treatment method protects the perimeter of your property.

As termites dig through toward your house, they come in contact with the liquid treatment. When they return to their colony, they transfer the treatment to other termites, eliminating them.

How liquid treatment works:

  • Liquid treatment is applied to the soil along the outer foundation wall of your home.
  • As termites forage for food, they come into contact with treatment.
  • Sometimes, the treatment will kill the termites on contact.
  • When termites return to the colony, they spread the treatment. 

Targeted termites:

  • Subterranean termites
  • Formosan termites

Spot treatments

Spot treatments are treatments that address localized termite concerns inside your home. Spot treatments include wood/slab applications or drilling treatments that focus on addressing specific threats to the wood structures of your house.

While a spot treatment is more invasive than a bait station, it is less invasive than house fumigation. This option is typically used for more urgent termite infestations that affect the inside of your home.

**This option may involve drilling directly into wood to apply the product. 

How spot treatment works:

  • Product is applied directly into wood supports or slabs inside your home.
  • Termites feed on treated wood with the product and take it back to the colony.
  • Your Technician will perform periodic inspections and reinforce the protective treatment application as needed.

Targeted termites:

  • Subterranean termites
  • Drywood termites
  • Formosan termites

Home fumigation

Home fumigation is the most invasive, but most effective, termite treatment – particularly for drywood termites. Home fumigations are reserved for severe termite infestations, and require residents to leave during the fumigation process.

Fumigation is a complex activity with many variables that need to be considered for it to be carried out safely. Fumigation must be completed by licensed professionals with the required knowledge, skills, and experience.

How home fumigation works:

  • The affected property is sealed off and filled with a pesticide gas.
  • The gas is held at a high concentration for enough time to poison or suffocate any termites.
  • Your technician confirms sufficient fumigation time and exposure. 
  • The fumigation tent is vented, leaving no surface residue left behind.

Targeted termites:

  • Drywood termites

Termite home protection plan

Your home is your safe haven. If you find it is under attack by destructive termites, you want someone you can trust to quickly identify and control the threatening infestation. Ehrlich’s Termite Home Protection Plan* acts as a warranty against termite attacks, offering the best protection available for your home.

Ehrlich's Termite Warranty

The Ehrlich Termite Warranty gives you peace of mind. It is a structural home wood replacement warranty that covers any future termite damage and repairs including retreatments. It can even be transferred to future owners of the home.

Our Termite Warranty is backed by us as a company, not our chemical supplier. That means that we stand by the work we do. We have the tools and skills needed to defend your home from a termite attack.

*Terms & conditions apply, please contact your local office for more details.

Our Technicians are the local experts

Ehrlich Technicians are experienced to tackle the most aggressive of termite infestations. Ehrlich Technicians live in the areas they serve, so you are guaranteed local knowledge and expertise on the pest trends that affect your region. When you work with Ehrlich, you can guarantee that your Technician will be:

  • Full-time - Ehrlich does not hire part-time or temporary people for termite work on your property.
  • Experienced - Our Technicians average over eight years of termite treatment experience, many have 15-25 years.
  • Licensed - Ehrlich Technicians are licensed and certified to perform termite control treatments. 
  • Knowledgeable - The Ehrlich Training Program assures that our Technicians stay certified on the latest innovations and breakthroughs in the pest control industry.
  • Trustworthy - We respect you, your family, and your property.

Common termite questions


  • Are white ants and termites the same?

    Yes, termites are sometimes known as white ants, although the term “termites” is more accurate. Take a look at our termite species guide for more information about termites.


  • Do termites eat treated pine?

    No, they do not, but they can use treated logs and footings as a bridge into your house.


  • Are termites covered under home insurance?

    No. Most home insurance policies do NOT cover damage done by termites. Our professional termite treatments can control an existing problem and prevent future infestations.


  • Is "do it yourself" termite control an option?

    DIY termite control can be very difficult, as identifying the termites is a very important step towards successful treatment. DIY termite traps can disrupt termites, causing them to reroute and attack another area of your home.


  • Are your treatments safe for my family?

    All of our termite bait is non-toxic and not harmful to children, pets or adults.


  • How quickly can termites infest a house?

    Termites are always looking for new sources of food, so if they discover a large amount of untreated wood in or around your house, they could move in the same day. Termites can even infest a house structure before construction is complete.


  • How do termites enter my home?

    Termites can squeeze through very small cracks and holes. They will either enter your home using wood in contact with the ground or via “mud tunnels” from the ground through cracks in concrete or pipe penetrations through the slab or foundation walls.

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Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer expires 12/31/2022. Offer available to residential customers who purchase a new termite protection plan. This offer does not apply to commercial termite plans or the PestFree365 + Termite bundle plan. The $100 discount will be deducted from the initial service. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer details subject to change. Free inspection applies to current homeowners as of the date of the inspection who make use of the home as their primary residence.

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