The first thing to mention about the cost of pest control is that it’s not a simple one cost fits a certain problem situation. Every pest control job is different. You will usually need to pay from around $300 upwards for a removal job, but you really need to have an inspection carried out to determine an accurate cost.
You may think that it’s easier and more cost effective to deal with the problem yourself, but this is often not the case. We are going to look at why paying out for pest control is a good idea. We are also going to talk about what costs you need to budget for.
Why is professional pest control a good idea?
Pests such as termites can cause a lot of damage in a property, if they are not discovered and dealt with in the correct manner. Termites destroy the wooden structures in your home from the inside out. They work slowly so they could be gradually undermining the structure of your home as you read this article. Rats and raccoons can also cause damage to wood, and to wiring, as they chew a lot. You can see how easy it is for expensive and dangerous damage to be caused by the presence of pests. Do you really want to try and deal with the problem by yourself?
The good thing about many pest control companies is that they give you a quote upfront, at least for the initial inspection. You can read more here. This way, at least you know what the initial costs will be. Once an inspection has been carried out, you can agree a price for any work that is necessary.
What sort of costs should you expect?
There are several costs that you should be prepared to encounter, if you have a problem with pests in your home.
- The cost of an initial inspection. This cost varies, depending on the company you hire. Generally, you can expect to pay around $100-$120.
- The cost of the pest control work that needs to be carried out.
- The cost of repairing any damage that has already been done.
- The cost of replacing items such as clothing and bedding which may have been ruined by pest faeces or urine.
Pest control can seem expensive, but you get what you pay for, to an extent. You need to make sure that the experts you hire to deal with the problem are fully licensed and insured. You also need to check that they have a good reputation. Make sure that you read as any independent reviews as you can. Word of mouth can also be a good way of finding the right people for the job; so it’s a good idea to ask around friends and family. It’s far better to invest in effective pest control from the start than it is to find that the problem gets worse and ends up costing you more money.