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Want to know more about what sets Orkin apart from other termite control companies? How to spot a termite infestation? How termite control services work? Here are answers to some of the most common questions customers ask Orkin Men. If you still have questions, call now toll-free 866-715-4665 to speak to a termite control expert.

What is the cost of Orkin termite control services?

Every home is different in layout and construction and so is every termite infestation. Because Orkin takes a science-based approach to termite control, the company doesn’t have a set menu of services and prices. After a no-obligation termite inspection, your local Orkin Pro will develop a termite control plan that is customized to your exact situation. This ensures that you are only charged for the services you require. Don’t forget that all Orkin termite control services are backed by the Orkin Guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with Orkin’s work, your Orkin Pro will return and re-treat your home at no additional charge.

What makes Orkin a better choice than other termite control companies?

Orkin’s more than 100 years in business, more than 70 fighting termites, and more than one million satisfied customers are reason enough. Orkin also boasts a staff of full-time research scientists who continually develop and test new, more effective and environmentally friendly termite control methods. These researchers also develop training programs for all Orkin field staff, including your local Orkin Pro. And your Orkin Pro himself is no mere exterminator. He is a highly trained expert with more than 160 hours spent learning the science of pest control in his first year alone. Finally, the Orkin Guarantee offers peace of mind that many companies simply don’t provide.

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What process does Orkin use to treat termite infestations?

Orkin takes a scientific approach to each customer, home and termite infestation. That means your local Orkin Pro will systematically investigate and assess the termite infestation at your property, using the AIM approach – Assess, Implement, and Monitor. He will then develop a comprehensive plan for eradicating all termite colonies present in your property. Termite control is not a one-time event, and it often takes more than a single visit to eliminate difficult infestations. Furthermore, ongoing yearly monitoring is necessary to head off future infestations before they cause extensive damage.

How can I store firewood without attracting termites?

Firewood is a tasty treat to a hungry colony of termites. Never stack firewood anywhere near the foundation of your home. Keep it at least five feet away, and store it in a rack elevated off the ground.

Do I have to leave my home during a termite treatment? Is tenting really necessary?

Tenting is used specifically to combat extensive infestations of drywood termites. Subterranean and Formosan termites are generally treated using other means. If tenting and fumigation are necessary, you will have to evacuate your home for a period of time. Some items in your home may need to be removed or sealed to avoid damage or contamination during the treatment period.

How can I reduce my risk of a termite infestation?

Depending on where you live and the type of termite most common there, the termite threat you face can vary. To learn more about the termites that are prolific in your area of the country, visit the Know Your Termite Threat tool. Generally, there a number of things you can do to reduce your overall termite risk, including:

  • Fill all gaps in your home’s foundation
  • Trim bushes and shrubs away from the foundation
  • Avoid using wood mulch around the foundation
  • Fix leaking pipes and eliminate any sources of standing water
  • Make sure to repair leaking roofs or clogged gutters immediately
  • Do not stack firewood near your house
  • Remove old stumps located near the home


Orkin promises your complete satisfaction with its termite control and monitoring services. But if you’re not happy for any reason, Orkin will gladly refund your last service payment, no questions asked. Want to know more? Call 866-715-4665 today.