Cost of pest control

It is almost impossible to offer a simple price list for pest control.  I need to take into account a few basic factors before giving a quotation.

Type of pest

The type of pest contributes to the overall cost of pest control. The price of eliminating a wasp nest differs from the price of treating a rodent problem as different methods are required to resolve each issue.

  • Extent of infestation

    The size and extent of a pest infestation in your property affects the cost of pest control services. For example, removing a large, established flea infestation will take longer and cost more than treating a small, contained flea problem that is treated quickly.

 

  • Type of treatment

  • The type of treatment needed to eradicate a pest problem will determine the overall cost of pest control services. For example, using insecticide sprays to control bed bugs differs from using a chemical free heat treatment to eliminate them and the price will reflect the methods and complexity of treatments used. Similarly, the pricing for preventive pest control varies from the cost of reactive treatments (proofing a hole in a wall is cheaper than a full baiting program for rodents).
Cost of pest control
Hole gnawed in shed floor by a rat
  • Size of property and cost of pest control

  • The size of the property plays a part in the cost of pest control services.  More time or materials may be required to successfully treat a pest problem in larger properties than smaller flats.

 

  • Number of treatments

Some pests may require multiple treatments.  The price of the service will reflect this.  For example, the price of a wasp nest treatment is less than the cost of a mole treatment, as multiple visits are required to ensure a mole problem is resolved.  Rat treatments usually involve multiple visits to look for bodies that may contain rodenticides (as required by the CRRU code)

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