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How Much Should I Pay for Rodent Control?


By ProMatcher Staff



Question:
How Much Should I Pay for Rodent Control?

Answer:
Every situation is a little different. The cost of rodent control will really depend on your unique situation. However, calling in the professionals is always a good first step.

Use the information below to learn a little bit about the factors that will impact the cost of solving your pest problem.

1. Your geographic location. Where do you live? Pest control prices tend to be higher in large cities and little bit lower in rural areas. To get a better estimate of the cost in your area, check and see if a pro in your town has submitted a cost report.

2. Is this your home or business? Commercial rodent control services are typically more expensive than residential services.

3. How bad is the problem? The severity of the rodent problem is one of the most important factors. What type of mice and/or rats are there? Deer mice? Roof rats? Norway rats? How many are there? Where are they living? Each situation is a little different; however, you should expect to pay a premium for more serious infestations.

4. Preventing re-entry. Where are the rats entering your home? Sealing all possible entry points is one of the most important parts of solving your rodent problem.

5. How will the rodents be removed? Snap traps and bait stations are the most common methods of getting rid of mice and rats. Most rodent professionals do not recommend the use of poison, especially if you have small children or pets. If you’d rather not have the rodents exterminated, some specialists may be able to use live cage traps to capture the rats (and relocate them elsewhere).

6. How many visits are required? It may take several visits before you start seeing real results. During the initial visit, the pest control specialist should perform a comprehensive inspection of the property and set up some traps. At a later visit, they’ll be able to dispose of the trapped animals, reset the traps, and make any required changes.

7. Are you interested in year-round services? For more serious problems, a professional may recommend signing a service contract. The pest control professional will return to your home monthly or quarterly to make sure that the rodents remain out of your home.

8. Have you gotten multiple prices quotes? Before hiring any rodent control professional, you should request several estimates. Take some time to carefully compare the quotes before making a final decision. A few minutes of research can really make a big difference.



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