Understand the Average Cost of Pest Control Services

Pest control is needed around the home and even more so in your commercial property as infesting rodents or bugs can introduce disease, carry virus or attack your livestock and pets, compromise your building’s structural integrity or expose your food to contamination. In order to prevent these risks, you need a professional company that will come out regularly to inspect your premises for these pests. Also, they should be skilled in finding existing issues and preventing future issues too. They should be able to help you identify what is causing the infestation so that you can take the appropriate steps to eradicate the problem. A pest control company should be licensed, bonded and insured. This helps you know that they are professional and can offer the quality service that you need.

Some pest control services offer extermination, preventative measures and management as well. Their technicians can perform daily inspection and identify problems before they become serious enough to warrant a visit from a licensed technician. They can spot the tell tale signs of an infestation such as ants and fleas and then send an expert to solve the problem before it gets out of control. They can also detect leaks and cracks that may lead to the entry of infested animals, humans and food.

It is important to note that most insects that invade homes and businesses are not considered rodents but rather ticks and mice. For this reason pest control services for mice and rats are much sought after than pest services for ants and termites, which are commonly found in homes and buildings. Rodents and mice can carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. Ants can create a dangerous situation for children, pets and the elderly. Finally, while ticks can easily be removed with a tick cream, prevention is always better than cure.

Pests come in many shapes and sizes. For this reason pest control services for ants, wasps, bees, hornets, mice, ticks and other insects are widely available. Each type of insect has specific ways to take care of infestations. Some insects will simply use chemicals, while others will work to physically remove the pests. Some will even relocate the insects so that they do not have to deal with them when the infestation arises again the next day.

To determine the average cost of pest control services, it is helpful to take a look at what the infestation will cost to treat an entire home or building. The average cost is somewhere between ten and twenty dollars per treatment. This includes one application by a technician. The average time it takes to treat an entire building with pesticides is one hour. This includes a single application of pesticide to the inside of a structure or multiple applications over the course of a couple days.

Typical pest control services for mice and rats include: traps, sprays, heat lamps, odor eliminators, and poison bait. Traps have been proven to be very effective at eliminating mice and rats. Sprays help prevent mice and rats from entering your attic, crawl space, windows and walls. Odor eliminators keep the smells associated with rodents away from food and humans. And, poison bait attracts mice and rats while killing fleas, chinch bugs and roaches.