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How much does it cost to hire an exterminator?

Nov 30

How much does it cost to hire an exterminator?


Pests are something that no one wants to think about. Many people hire an exterminator immediately they spot a pest problem. It is smart to know how much it will cost to have this service performed. This can help you decide whether you want to hire someone or if you are able to do the job yourself.

How much does it cost to hire an exterminator?


Common pests and insects can be eliminated from your home for between $120 to $275 depending on the severity of the problem and what type it is. The average exterminator costs around $175 per visit. It is important to keep in mind that many exterminators require multiple visits to resolve an issue.


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Variables to consider when calculating the cost of an exterminator


A variety of factors can affect the cost of an exterminator's services, including:

The Infestation's Dimensions

Pest problems that are left untreated for a long time will only get worse. There is a very slim chance that the pests will just get away on their own, despite your best efforts. One treatment may be enough to eliminate a small infestation. If this is the case, you'll likely pay less for extermination services. Exterminators might be more expensive for larger infestations that require multiple visits or require multiple treatments.


The location of the infestation

Pests such as mice will happily live in your kitchen cupboards for as long as you have food. Other pests like termites and cockroaches are clever hiders that can establish a business within your walls, such as termites or cockroaches.


Pest problems that require the exterminator to remove walls or other structures to reach pests will cost more than those with only surface infestations. Torn-down walls will need to be removed and replaced. This can lead to higher prices.


Your House's Dimension

Although this may not always be true, larger homes are more likely to have bugs in them, so they will spread out. If you have a large home, an exterminator will charge you more. Although most exterminators don't charge per square foot, this is still an important factor in the final cost of an exterminator.


Treatment costs for exterminators


The cost to exterminate bugs from your home varies according to the treatment method used. Some problems can be solved in one visit while others may require multiple visits.

Some pests require chemical remedies, like mice, while others require physical traps. The most aggressive form of pest control is to wrap your property in a tent, then fumigate it with potentially dangerous chemicals. Below is a breakdown of the costs of each level of exterminator treatment.


  • Controlling pests physically


The service involves setting traps and eliminating the nests. It costs between $350 to $700 per visit. This is often the first line of defense and can be done in one visit.


  • Chemicals for the Extermination

Exterminators often use chemical sprays to get rid of pests. Bob Villa estimates that this service costs between $150-$400 per visit. During this type of treatment, you will be asked to leave your house (with pets) for several hours to allow the chemicals to settle.


  • Fumigation for extermination

Fumigation should be used only as a last resort in severe infestations. Termites are the most common target. To completely eradicate termites, the eradication company will first place a large tent on your property. Then they will enter the property and spray poisonous chemicals in every crevice.


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