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Termite treatment and control

Termites cause more damage to homes and businesses than any other pest, costing homeowners nearly 5 billion dollars in property damage each year. Ignoring termites is not an option, because without the proper termite treatment, the problem will only get worse.

Termites feed on wood 24 hours a day, meaning a termite infestation can quickly turn into a major problem. Often you don't know you have termites until you see the damage signs, and by then it's too late. This makes termite control essential in protecting your most valuable asset – your home.

Trust Ehrlich Pest Control to protect your home from termites. As the local expert in termite control, we'll work to develop a customized plan for your needs — identifying what termites are affecting your home to recommend the best treatment option for you. Once we eliminate the termite infestation, we'll work to prevent termites from coming back. 

The best termite treatment begins with a property inspection. Call us at 1-800-837-5520 or contact Ehrlich online to speak with a live representative. 

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Ehrlich's termite treatment options

Termite treatments can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors. The size of your property, where you live, the type of termite affecting your home, and the severity of the infestation all play a role in what type of treatment you will need.

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


Baiting stations

Liquid treatments


Spot treatments


Home fumigation

Baiting stations

Baiting stations are an unobtrusive solution that targets subterranean termites. Due to the nature of the treatment, it causes almost no inconvenience to homeowners and is environmentally-friendly. This treatment offers continual peace of mind, as the bait stations continue to prevent future termites from entering your home.

Bait stations are child and pet resistant, preventing easy access by anyone other than your Ehrlich Specialist. The active ingredient in the 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 specialist 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, protecting the perimeter of your property. As termites dig through towards your house, they come in contact with the liquid treatment. When they return to their colony, they transfer the treatment to other termites, thereby 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 it is more invasive than bait stations or liquid treatment, it is less invasive than a house fumigation. Generally, this option is used for more urgent termite infestations that affect the inside of your home. Our termite specialists will perform periodic termite inspections and reinforce the protective treatment application as needed.

How spot treatment works:

  • Product is applied directly into wood supports or slabs inside your home.
  • This option may involve drilling directly into wood to apply the product.
  • Termites feed on treated wood with the product and take it back to the colony. 

Targeted termites:

  • Drywood termites

Home fumigation

Home fumigation is the most invasive termite treatment, but is the most effective – 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. It 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.
  • It is then 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

Ehrlich termite specialists

Ehrlich Pest Control specialists are experienced and trained to tackle the most aggressive of termite infestations. Our specialists will inspect your property and recommend the termite treatment that is best for your home and family. 

Ehrlich specialists 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 specialist will be:

  • Full-time - Ehrlich does not hire part-time or temporary people for termite work on your property.
  • Experienced - Ehrlich specialists bring an average of 8+ years of termite treatment experience to your home. Many of our specialists have been in this field 15-25 years.
  • Licensed - Ehrlich specialists are licensed and certified to perform termite control treatments. 
  • Knowledgeable - The Ehrlich Training Program assures that our specialists stay certified on the latest innovations and breakthroughs in the pest control industry.
  • Trustworthy - We respect you, your family, and your property.

Ehrlich’s 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 attack, offering the best protection available for your home.

The Ehrlich Termite Warranty is a structural home wood replacement warranty that protects you against future termite damage and gives you peace of mind. 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 and that we have the tools and skills to defend your home from termite attack.

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

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 12/31/2021. 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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