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How much does Pest Control cost?

Average Price
$415

How much does Pest Control cost?

Need to get rid of some pesky critters but aren’t sure of the cost? Find out how much you’ll pay for a pest control service depending on the size of the infestation and the type of pest.

What is a Pest Control service? 

A pest controller exterminates insect and rodent infestations in your home or commercial property. They will first assess the situation to see the scale of the problem as well as any possible causes. For example, spotting any entry points or items within the premises that may have attracted the pest in the first place.

Once they’ve identified the source of the problem, they will remove the pests or rodents using a variety of methods.

Several visits may be required to fully eradicate the problem. They can also offer guidance on how to prevent pests from returning. 

What’s the average cost of a Pest Control service? 

Pests come in all shapes and sizes, therefore depending on the type of infestation the property has, a specified approach will be required. Here’s a rough guide of how much you’ll pay for a pest control service in total: 

Average cost (in total)$415
Minimum cost (in total) $130
Maximum cost (in total) $700

The true figure depends on the type of pest as well as the size of the infestation. Most jobs can be completed for under $700, with only the most serious infestations that require several treatments being on the higher end of the scale. 

Factors influencing price:

  • Type of pest

  • Size of infestation 

  • Type of treatment 

  • Size of property

Type of Pest

There are a wide variety of pests that can invade your home or business. These include rats, mice, ants, silverfish, bed bugs, flies, cockroaches, spiders, moths, wasps and woodworms. 

Your pest controller will have to adopt a different removal method depending on the type of pest. 

For example, with rats and mice, you will need to find their entry point as well as lay traps and block up any gaps in your walls. Pests will be physically exterminated using a specific treatment depending on the type of insect you are dealing with. The treatment could be chemical-based or even use fumigation. 

Type of pest controlHighest average price Lowest average price
Ants$400$150
Bed bugs$600$300
Cockroaches $700$450
Mice$650$250
Moths$250$130
Rats$650$250
Silverfish$600$200
Spiders$450$350
Wasps$800$300
Woodworms$1,500$750

Moth removal is the cheapest type of pest control starting at just $130 for smaller infestations. Even on the higher end of the price scale, moth removal still offers excellent value for money as it will prevent your soft furnishings from being damaged, which would be more expensive in the long run if you had to replace them. 

On the higher end of the pricing scale is woodworm removal, which can set you back as much as $1,500! When left untreated, woodworms can cause serious structural damage to your property as well as leaving unsightly holes in your furniture and floorboards. Whatsmore, some woodworms can live as long as 10 years, meaning the potential for damage is huge. Hence why the price is so steep compared with the removal of ants or wasps. 

Size of infestation

It’s important to call in a pest controller as soon as you notice a problem if you want to minimise costs. Otherwise, it will require more time and resources from the pest controller to remedy. Plus if the pest has damaged your property, fixing this will also be an additional cost to take care of.

The larger the infestation, the pricer the treatment will be. Your pest controller will need to scope the size of the infestation before they can give you a quote, along with an idea of how long it will take to remove. 

Type of treatment

Pest control treatments vary in complexity and therefore price. Basic powders and bait stations are inexpensive to purchase, but won’t be as thorough as a more professional treatment. The likes of chemical-free heat pod treatment and other preventative measures will be more expensive. While these will incur a higher upfront cost, they’re a worthwhile investment as they’re more likely to prevent any pest from returning. 

Property size 

Your property size is another key factor influencing costs. Even if you have a large property, it might not be the case that every square meter requires pest control. However, if the pests are spread over a wide area then this will cost more than a single room or a smaller property. After all, it will require more materials, time and labour if the infestation is on the larger side. 

Getting a Pest Controller - is it worth the cost? 

Absolutely! Pests by their very nature can be difficult to control. By leaving things up to the experts, you’ll be safe in the knowledge the infestation has been properly taken care of. The majority of pests pose a hygiene threat as well as being a nuisance, which is why it’s so important to resolve the issue fast. Pest control agents will have specialist tools and knowledge to remove any unwelcome visitors with ease so that you can rest easy. All without putting you in harm’s way, especially if the pest is known to bite or sting. Plus, they can also offer to follow up and aftercare services for your reassurance. 

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