How Much Damage Can Termites Really Cause?

Termites may be small, but they typically live in large colonies and, as the saying goes, there’s strength in numbers. It’s also possible to go years without knowing that they’re silently destroying your home. Additionally, the destruction that termites are capable of is by no means minimal. In the United States, termites cause an average of $5 billion in damage each year. The average cost of termite treatments and damage repair is over $8,000*. In extreme situations, the cost of repairs can be more than the value of the home.

Termite Facts

  • The most common termite in Utah is the Eastern Subterranean Termite

  • A well-organized subterranean termite colony can have more than a million hungry workers and can eat nearly a pound of wood per day

  • Colonies consist of a queen, workers and swarmers. The queen can lay 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per day.

  • Termites can fit through a crack about the thickness of a credit card.

  • Termites exist in every state but Alaska.

Utah Trusted Termite Inspection, Provo, UT 84601

* Prices start at $69. A small fee may added according to the distance outside of our service areas. 

(801) 769-6094