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How Much Does an Exterminator Cost?


By ProMatcher Staff



Cost of Hiring an Exterminator

The average cost of hiring an exterminator varies from city to city. Use the information below to get a better idea of how much your pest control project should cost.

Where do you live? The cost of pest control services tends to be higher in large metropolitan areas and big cities. So if you live in New York or San Francisco, be prepared to pay a little more than the nationwide average.

Is this for your home or your business? Exterminators treat both residential and commercial properties. Many businesses, including restaurants, retail stores, and hotels, also need pest control services. Commercial extermination services tend to be a little more expensive, especially when there is a lot of square footage to treat.

What type of bugs or insects do you need to get rid of? There are so many different types of bugs that make their way into our homes and yards (without permission): spiders, cockroaches, ants, centipedes, mosquitoes, termites, beetles, bed bugs, fleas, and so many more. There is no magic solution to get rid of all of them. A licensed exterminator will recommend a solution that is specific to your situation.

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How bad is the infestation? Do you have a few ants in the kitchen? Or, do you have a serious termite problem that may impact the safety of your home? Bigger problems are going to be more expensive to fix. For example, tenting for termites can cost a few thousand dollars and you’ll have to vacate your home for a few days.

Are you looking for year-round protection? Many pest control services offer maintenance and/or preventative treatment services. Once you sign a service contract, the contractor will make monthly or quarterly visits back to your home or business to make sure you’re still protected.

Is there any damage to your home? Most exterminators will only treat for pests. You’ll have to find someone else to take care of the damage they’ve left behind. Any additional home repairs will come at an additional cost to you. ProMatcher can help you find a pest damage contractor in your area.

Are you interested in all-natural or organic pest control? If you’re worried about the use of harsh chemicals, you may want to seek out an alternative pest control method. Keep in mind that some of these organic pest control solutions may cost a little more.

Is there a guarantee on the work? Will the exterminator return to retreat if the bugs return? Is there a cost associated with this additional service? Make sure get all of the details in writing to avoid confusion later on.

Have you requested multiple quotes? Before hiring any professional, you should request several quotes from local professional. Take some time to carefully compare the quotes before making a final decision. This helps to ensure that you’re getting a fair price for the work.




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