Pest Control  Promote Your Business
Pest Control
Cost Report

How Much Does an Exterminator Cost?

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.

ProMatcher's Pest Control Cost Report

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.

Be the first to find this article helpful.

About the Author

ProMatcher Staff, ProMatcher
Orlando, FL 32803

If you would like to re-print this article, please contact the author.
Free Quotes from Local Pest Control Companies
Click to Get Quotes
Cost of Pest Control - Bugs and Insects per hour
Average Cost
High  $145.83
Low  $95
Free Cost Estimate

Related Topics

DIY Beehive & Wasp Nest Removal – A Bad Idea
Find out why removing that beehive by yourself may not be a great idea. Bees and other...

Bed Bug Extermination Cost
How much does it cost to get rid of bedbugs? Learn more about the factors that impact...

West Nile Virus
In the United States, we tend to be less aware of the deadly role of mosquitoes because...

"Fruit Fly" Nuisance
This little trick will help you find the source of this pesky fly.

Bed Bugs and You! Some Truth
Bed Bugs have become more prevelent in our society and in media. Here are some tips and...

Free Quotes from Local Pest Control Companies

Other Related Topics

Cost of Snake Removal
How much does professional snake removal cost? Learn more about the factors that impact...

How Much Should I Pay for Rodent Control?
How much do rodent control services typically cost? Learn more about rodent control...

Cost of Professional Raccoon Removal
How much does raccoon removal cost? Learn more about the cost of raccoon removal...

Cost of Bat Removal and Exclusion
How much does bat removal and exclusion cost? Learn more about the factors that impact...

Cost of Termite Treatment
How much should termite treatment cost? Learn more about the factors that impact the...

Editorial Disclaimer: The views expressed in articles published on this website are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of this website or its staff. The articles on this site do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any views, company, or product. Authors affirm that article submissions are their original content or that they have permission to reproduce.

Free Cost Estimates   |   Pest Control Service Directory   |   Pest Control Cost Report   |   Free Business Listing

All users of are subject to our terms of use.

Home   |   Articles & Videos   |   Affiliates   |   Networking Groups   |   Search by Category

Terms of Use   |   Privacy   |   Partner Network   |   California Do Not Sell My Info   |   About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Member Login

©2003-2023 - VentureStreet, LLC

Join Our Business Network