Ok, so my wife found this tarantula-sized spider in our house the other day, which totally freaked her out. Of course we called an exterminator to see why such large creatures were living in our house, and then kill them. He said in addition to a rather sizable spider infestation, we've got termites. They haven't gotten into the house yet, he says, but if they do they will eat it. He then tells me that the termite-service will run me about $2,000, and then $375 per year after that.. At this point I feel like I just took my car in for an oil change only to be told I need a new transmission.
Have any of you had termite problems? If so, how much should one expect to pay to rid his home of this scourge? I would appreciate any insight you all could share on this matter.