Guide To Pest Control Pricing
Most homeownerrs want to know how much pest control costs these days, so we put up this guide with the help of our colleagues at Pro Pest Control Melbourne to answer your questions.The cost of pest control will range anywhere from $120 to $700. The price will vary depending on the kind of pests that you want to get rid of (and where you live in Australia)
Household pests will need to be dealt with as soon as possible. If you don’t deal with them, it can cause further damage to your home. Not to mention, it may cost you more money on top of what you will pay for pest control services.
What you’ll pay for will also depend on the type of house you live in. You may pay more if you live in a three bedroom house compared to a one bedroom house. In other words, there are several factors that will play a role in how much you’ll pay for a pest control service.
With that said, let’s keep going here and unveil the facts you need to know about pest control and its costs.
Cost Breakdown Per Service
General residential treatment (internal and external)
You will likely pay somewhere around $200 on average for a full service. This includes but is not limited to controlling spiders, silverfish, cockroaches, and ants. The treatment will include dusting of many crevices within the walls and roof.
If you choose an internal only treatment option, you will pay half of what you pay for the full external/internal service. Depending on the pest control service, the average warranty will be about 12 months.
If you are looking for flea treatment, it may be anywhere from $130 to $150. Treatments include external and internal spraying. Not only will fleas be removed, so will the eggs or larvae (if present).
Expect the warranty to be around three months at best.
Rodent and Mice treatment
If you are dealing with mice, rats, and other rodents you can consider a treatment for common infestations. Expect the price to be close to $130 on average. However, prices will be about $120 on the low end and $155 at the most expensive.
Your treatment will include baiting, trapping, gelling, and dusting. Warranty will be about three months.
Ant treatments will depend on the type of treatment. There’s internal or external only. Or you can go with both.
Internal and external treatments will cost you more than internal (or external) only treatments. Specifically, the prices will run anywhere from $145 to $330. Treatments will include dusting, gelling, spraying, and baiting.
Termite services are broken down into different segments. You have termite inspections and termite barriers. Let’s break these down even further.
Inspections will include an inspection of your yard. Internal inspections may be included in the deal as well. Your walls will be scanned and the roof cavity will be looked at as well.
The inspection will also provide you with a report complete with color photos. The professional will show you the damage that has been done and also where the termites are hanging out.
Barriers will be installed to keep the termites out. The price will depend on how large your home is. You can expect to spend anywhere from $650 to close to $4000.
On top of that, you’ll pay $220 for the inspections. At the end of the day, you’ll expect to spend a total of $850 to $4200.
Cost comparison: DIY vs Hiring A Professional
Obviously, DIY costs will be cheaper compared to hiring a professional. How much will you spend on DIY solutions compared to professional solutions? We’ll make comparisons in a moment.
With DIY services, you will likely pay three times less than you would pay compared to professional services. So if you are planning on spending $200 for professional services for treating rodents, you could spend at least $50 on DIY materials to help get rid of them.
How To Choose A Pest Controller?
If you have the money for professional pest control services, your next challenge is choosing one. There may be plenty of pest controllers in your local area. At the end of the day, you’ll want to make a few decisions based on the following:
How long has the pest controller been in business? If they’ve been around for a while, that’s a good sign. The more experienced they are, the better.
If they are new to the scene, you may want to dig further. Do they have any reviews on their Google page? Any recent customers?
All of your pest controllers will be licensed. With the right kind of credential, you will know for sure that they are legitimate. A solid amount of credentials will be a green flag in choosing a professional pest controller.
This is where you can dig deeper. Check out their reviews on Google, Yelp, or any other place where their services are reviewed. How are past customers responding?
What kind of stories are you noticing from the past customers? How is the service experience? Did the pest control service do the job properly?
The more positive reviews you find, the better. However, make sure they are real reviews. Some may fake good reviews.
A key to this is seeing how detailed the good reviews are. Past customers may tell stories about their experience (including the problem they faced beforehand). If they are satisfied with the service, they will certainly mention it in their reviews.
Now that you know how much you may be spending on pest control, you can be able to choose which services fit your budget. Also, you’ll want to choose a pest control service based on the factors listed above.
Once you choose the right service, you can trust them to perform the right treatment. If they do a good job, be sure to leave a positive review. Pest control services appreciate it when you leave a good review for their services.
The more positive reviews they get, the better for their business. As for pests, that’s bad news for them (of course).