A pest infestation in your home can be a cause of unimaginable unease. From worrying about the potential physical damage being wreaked on your property to being anxious about the possibility of falling ill due to extensive contamination on your property, you likely want to hire pest control specialists soon. But a common reason why many homeowners end up taking a while to enlist these services is that they are sceptical about the cost and whether they would be able to afford it.
The first thing you should know is that pest control can be affordable since it does not come in a one size fits all package. Secondly, breaking down the different factors taken into account can help give you a better idea of the overall expense. So how much should you expect to pay for residential pest control services?
How expansive is your property?
The size of your property will influence the overall price for pest control services in a couple of ways. For starters, the bigger the property, the more time that the inspection and subsequent pest management measures will take. For example, the amount of time that the specialists spend placing termite baits in a small yard will be much less than what they will spend in a spacious one.
In addition to this, the size of your residence will also affect the cost you will bear in regards to the amount of treatment employed. The more widespread the infestation, the more treatments that need to be applied and this means the specialists have to recoup the cost of buying more products.
What are the characteristics of your house?
The second factor that comes into play when determining the cost of pest control services is the unique characteristics of your residence. A vast range of elements can be taken into consideration depending on what parts of the home have been affected by the infestation. For instance, a multi-storey house with signs of an infestation on each floor will cost more than pest control would for a bungalow.
Another factor that not many homeowners consider is the age of their property. Older homes that already have compromised building supplies are more likely to succumb to a pest infestation faster since the critters can easily breach the different parts of the house. Thus, the price would be higher than a recently discovered infestation in a newly built property. Characteristics such as the presence of a crawl space, space between the ceiling and roof and so on would also contribute to harbouring an infestation.
Additional factors that would affect your pest control rates include whether you will opt for green vs chemical treatments, the different types of infestations affecting the property (in some cases there could be multiple types of critters) and the employment of preventative measures to intercept future infestations.
Contact a pest control service for a more specific quote.