Pest invasions happen without much warning. Before you know it, your kitchen is crawling with ants or your garage is infested with roaches. Most people want to take care of the problem right away, but they are concerned about the cost associated with professional pest control services. It may be difficult to figure out if the price you are quoted is reasonable or not. That is why it is important to have a little background on what a typical pest control service costs. It is also crucial to gather information about the work that goes into performing such a service, in order to determine whether or not the price is fair.
Many people are under the mistaken impression that they can call up a company and get a price for service right away. That is not always the case. This is because there are several mitigating factors that go into determining the price, so there is no “one size fits all” quote for everyone.
A one time treatment is different than a regular service that takes place over the course of a year. Pest control companies are able to offer discounts for services that occur on a regular basis.
The type of pest you are dealing with can and will affect your quote. For example, German roaches are much more difficult to eradicate than ants. The size of your home is also a factor; the larger a property is, the more product a company uses to manage the pest infestation. Finally, the level of infestation can affect the price. This is why a company may offer to do a free pest inspection. It is important for them to figure out a treatment plan for your house so that they know how much to quote you.
According to HomeAdvisor, the cost of a one time visit for pest control can be as low as $300 or as high as $550. However, depending on the company, you may get quotes that run more or less than that. These one time visits take a lot of work because the company has to figure out what is going on at your property and determine how the pest is entering your home.
When looking at ongoing pest control services, if there is an infestation, many companies will charge a clean out fee of around $100 before they start the program. The ongoing program will then go to annual, quarterly, or a monthly plan for commercial businesses. Quarterly programs start around $90 dollars for smaller homes.
Why Not DIY?
Some people want to work out pest problems themselves. However, store bought products do not work as well as professional grade products. Because they are not as effective, you often wind up spending more over time to control the problem. In addition, you are investing a lot of time and energy into the process, and it can be quite stressful.
Professional pest control companies are trained to deal with pests and rodents. Compared to the amount of work that goes into handling an infestation, their prices are quite reasonable. If you are interested in having an experienced technician out to your home, get in touch with EnSec Pest & Lawn today!