This Pest Extinct video breaks down the average cost of hiring pest control services. PE contends that the size of a home affects the price of pest treatment. One requires more time and chemicals to treat a large home than a small home.
Pest Extinct also explains that service frequency is an essential cost consideration when treating a pest invasion. This can be monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly for a regular service, which costs less since the company is assured of repeat business. One can also go for a one-time service, which only deals with a current pest invasion but costs more since the company isn’t guaranteed future business.
The other cost consideration is the type of pest. General pest control doesn’t cover all types of pests; some are harder to eliminate than others. For instance, PE notes that if one has an American Cockroach infestation, they’re likely to be charged between $120 to $160 if it’s not included in a general pest control contract. Termites aren’t usually included in such a contract. To eliminate them, pest control companies use bait, soil, or wood treatments, which cost between $1,000 to $3,000, depending on a home’s size. A termite inspection is recommended every two years or yearly at about $145.
Controlling ants is usually included in the regular pest control contract. Still, a one-off ant control treatment could cost between $60 and $125, which could add up, considering an ant invasion isn’t likely to go away in one treatment. With any other types, research what sort of costs to expect.