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Termite control

Widely regarded as one of the most destructive pests, termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year and can devalue your home by up to 25%. In the western United States, all different types of termites, such as subterranean termites, Formosan termites, dampwood termites, and drywood termites, present a significant threat to home and business owners.

Since 1921, Western Exterminator has been developing the most comprehensive termite treatment and termite control solutions to protect your home or business. If you suspect that termites have already set up nests and are causing damage, contact your local Western Exterminator office and bring in our experts for an inspection.

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Control termites: the Western way

When it comes to protecting your property, Western Exterminator knows that no two homes are alike. Our termite experts will work with you to develop a customized plan that is right for your home and family. We offer a variety of termite control services to remove termites from your premises. All of our services start with a preliminary inspection of your home, and our termite Technicians will make a recommendation for the type of treatment to effectively get rid of termites.

Whether you are seeking termite treatment for a documented issue or you are interested in preventive termite control, Western Exterminator is here to provide you with comprehensive coverage for your peace of mind.

Termite treatment

See how Western Exterminator gets rid of termites in and around your home.

Termite fumigation

Termite fumigation is the most powerful way to get rid of termites in your home.

Termite inspection

Termite inspections are the first step in removing termites from your property.

Termite prevention

Learning how to prevent termites can save you long term from expensive property damage.

How to get rid of termites

Once a termite infestation is established, it can be hard to get rid of. Homeowners are often tempted to try DIY termite removal methods, but if a few termites or the termite queen are missed, another infestation can quickly form.

At Western, 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 a thorough inspection of your property, your termite Technician will recommend one or more of the following treatment methods.

Baiting stations

Designed to eliminate subterranean and Formosan termite colonies, this treatment exploits termite biology and behavior. Bait stations are installed around the perimeter of your home and worker termites take and transfer the bait to the nest.


Home fumigation is the most invasive, but most effective, termite treatment – particularly for drywood termites. Termite fumigation involves tenting your home and then filling the tent with fumigant that will penetrate deep into the wood to wipe out the infestation.

Liquid treatment

Safe for children and pets both indoors and out, liquid treatments are applied to the soil along the outer foundation wall of your home. Sometimes, the treatment will kill the termites on contact, but if not, termites will spread the treatment when they bring it back to the colony.

Western Exterminator's Termite Home Protection Plan

Most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage, and it is estimated that one in four properties will be attacked by termites. Our Termite Home Protection Plan is a structural home timber replacement warranty that protects you from potentially expensive repair bills and is backed by Western Exterminator, not a third party.

We stand by the quality of our work and are confident in our experience and expertise to defend your property from termites. Western Exterminator’s Termite Home Protection Plan acts as termite insurance against damage caused by termites* for your peace of mind.

Eligibility for our termite warranty

Your property may be eligible for the Termite Home Protection Plan after Western Exterminator has:

  1. Completed a termite baiting program and/or termite barrier treatments or
  2. Completed two consecutive, annual termite inspections where no termite activity has been detected (subject to further criteria).

Depending on the geographic location and condition of the property, structures will need to be inspected and assessed individually for optimum protection against termite attacks. The Western Exterminator termite warranty can be transferred to future owners of the property.

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

Frequently asked questions

What is the most effective termite treatment?

The most effective termite treatment will depend on what type of termite species you have on your property, your property location and type, and the size of the infestation. Generally speaking, bait stations and liquid treatments are effective control methods for subterranean termites and Formosan termites, while home fumigation works well for drywood termites. Overall, home fumigation is the most invasive, but the most effective.

Learn more: Is one termite treatment enough?

What kills termites permanently?

Working with a professional pest control company like Western Exterminator is the best way to completely get rid of termites. Our licensed Technicians are local to the areas they service and are very knowledgeable on the different species of termites in the western U.S. Your Technician will know the best treatment methods to permanently get rid of termites and ensure they do not return.

Can I get rid of termites myself?

We do not recommend trying to get rid of termites on your own. DIY termite control methods are ineffective as they do not eliminate the entire termite colony. Some DIY termite control methods can cause termites to move to different areas of your property, which can cause more property damage, resulting in more money out of your wallet. DIY methods are often unreliable, not guaranteed to work, and can even be dangerous if chemicals are misused.

Learn more: Does orange oil work for termites?


What is the easiest way to kill termites?

The easiest and quickest way to kill termites is to contact a professional pest control company at the first sign of termites or a termite infestation. We offer free termite inspections for homeowners and can put a plan in place to eliminate termites quickly and prevent them from coming back.


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. Mention the offer code TERMITE. 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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