Termite control

Whether it's treating or preventing, trust Terminix® to nix your termite problem.

Termite damage costs about $5 billion every year in the United States1

A well-organized termite colony can have more than a million hungry workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year. The average cost of termite treatment and damage repairs is more than $8,000.2

Do I have termites?

Termite activity often goes undetected. If termites find a crack as thin as a credit card in your home's structure, they can get in and eat away without any visible signs. That's why effective termite control is vital.

Termite types

These are the three main termite types to worry about in the U.S.

5 signs of termite activity:

These are the three main termite types to worry about in the U.S.


Blisters in wood flooring

Dark areas or blisters in wood flooring can indicate termites feeding within or below.


Hollowed or damaged wood

Hollowed wood usually has a honeycomb interior and an empty sound.


Evidence of swarms

After swarming, termites usually leave discarded wings. There may also be several black or brown dead termites found.


Mud tubes

Mud tubes the width of a drinking straw connect termites to their food source.


Drywood termite droppings

Mounds of pellets, resembling sawdust or coffee grounds, can indicate the presence of termite waste.

Learn more about the 5 signs of termites

The Terminix® Termite Solution

Termites are relentless, but so are we. We have more than 90 years of experience protecting homes. Termites are no match for our advanced solutions — we're your strongest defense against termites.

How termite control works

  • Step 1


    A trained termite specialist will conduct a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of your home, carefully looking for evidence of termite activity and potential access points.

  • Step 2

    Customized plan

    Based on our findings, we'll customize a treatment and/or protection plan to protect your home against termites.

  • Step 3

    Annual inspection

    During each year of your plan, we'll conduct another inspection to make sure your home is free of termite activity. In the unlikely event termites are present, we'll treat your home to take care of the problem at no additional cost.

How do termites get into your house?

  • Drywood termites come from above
  • Subterranean and Formosan termites come from below

Termites by region


You need the strongest termite protection you can get

Termites never stop eating. And while homeowners insurance covers threats like burglary and lightning strikes, most policies don't cover termite treatment or damage repairs.

That's where Terminix comes in. We have the most advanced and effective termite control products and technologies available. We also offer the strongest guarantee in the business.

Relentless protection — it's what separates Terminix from other companies. And it's what protects your home from the threat of termites.

Termite Facts

  • Termites exist in every state but Alaska.
  • A well-organized subterranean termite colony can have more than a million hungry workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year.
  • Termites never stop. They feast 24/7.
  • Termites can fit through a crack as thin as 1/32nd of an inch, which is the thickness of a credit card.

Subterranean termites:

  • Are the most common termite threat in the U.S.
  • Nest in the soil below the home and travel upward to feed on the home's wood structure.
  • Include Formosan termites, an invading group attacking some coastal states, and they are even more damaging and threatening.

Drywood termites:

  • Threaten the Southeastern, Southwestern and Western U.S. and Hawaii.
  • Unlike subterranean termites, do not nest in the soil. They nest in wood — even dry lumber like the wood in your home.
  • Can infest virtually any part of a home from attics to walls to furniture.

How to get termite control:

Don’t wait. Schedule your FREE Termite Inspection today.