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How much does Pest Control cost?

Average Price
£90

How much will I pay for a Pest Control Service?

Need to get rid of some pesky critters but aren’t sure of the cost? Read our handy guide to find out how much pest control will cost depending on the type and size of the infestation.

What is a Pest Controller?

The responsibility of a pest controller is to exterminate unwanted insects and rodents in your home or business. 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. Pest controllers can also advise on how to prevent the issue from returning. 

How much does a Pest Control Service cost? 

Critters come in all shapes and sizes, therefore depending on the type of infestation the property has, a specified approach will be required. To give you a general idea of prices, we've calculated the average cost of pest control below:

Average cost (in total)£90
Minimum cost (in total) £40
Maximum cost (in total) £350

The true figure depends on the type of pest as well as the size of the infestation. Most jobs can be completed for under £200, with only the most serious infestations that require several treatments being on the higher end of the scale. 

Factors influencing price

The cost of pest control will change on a case by case basis. Some of the key factors impacting price are:

  • 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.

Naturally, every type of pest will require a different removal method. 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£100£60
Bed bugs£60£40
Cockroaches£170£50
Mice£120£80
Moths£90£30
Rats£350£150
Silverfish£120£80
Spiders£200£140
Wasps£75£50
Woodworms£1,000£500

Moth removal is the cheapest type of pest control starting at just £30 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. 

The most expensive pest control is the removal of woodworms, which can be as expensive as £1,000 to remove. 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

If you want to keep the costs down, it pays to get on top of an infestation fast. 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. However, they offer better value for money as they are more likely to take care of the problem once and for all. 

Size of property

Another factor that will impact the cost of your pest control is the size of the property. 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. 

Is it worth getting Pest Control?

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. Remember that the majority of pests will make your home or business unsanitary, which is why it’s even more important to get on top of the problem 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 with aftercare services for your reassurance. 

Remove any unwanted pests in your home or business with pest control services. Find local pest controllers near you with Bark. 

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