Exterminator Costs

by Daniel Lamb | July 15, 2020 |

Should I Call An Exterminator?

It can be difficult to know whether or not you should call an exterminator. Is your bug problem really an infestation? Could it get out of hand quickly? What kind of bugs are really causing the problem? Are bug sprays and traps enough? 

There are so many questions that go into the decision to call an exterminator that it might seem really complicated, but the truth is that finding and hiring an exterminator doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are a few things to think about before calling just anyone to come take care of any pest issue in your home. You should search for a company that has the right experience coupled with great customer service, the right pest knowledge for your area and customized treatment plans. Arming yourself with the right know-how to select the right exterminator can make the experience and process of pest elimination worth it.

How Much Does An Exterminator Cost?

Most pest professionals prefer that you hire them on a contract basis and create a plan not only to eradicate whatever you are currently dealing with, but to also maintain constant protection so that your pests don’t return. 

The average cost of hiring a pest control professional is between $100 and $250 per home visit depending on the type of problem you have, how large your property or affected area is, and how often they will have to return to properly control your problem. Some professionals will charge for an initial visit to your home. This visit can often cost a bit more than return visits as it includes an inspection of your home to identify any entry points around your home as well as looking for the current infestation including any nests. Typically, subsequent visits are lower in price depending on your plan:

  • Initial visit: $40 to $150
  • Monthly visit: $40 to $50
  • Semi-monthly visit: $50 to $60
  • Quarterly visit: $100 to $300
  • One-time visit: $300-$500

Some exterminator costs can be as high as $500 depending on your home and the condition of your infestation. Specialized treatments like fumigation will likely cost much more. A one-time visit may cost the most because an exterminator has to do a lot of work all in one visit including the inspection and full extermination. 

Exterminator Prices For Specific Pests

Below is a list of national averages of pest exterminator costs for 2020 listed by specific pest:


Ants: $60-$215

Bees and Wasps: $95-$200

Cockroaches: $120-$160

Dust Mites: $145-$350

Fleas: $140-$350

Spiders: $145-$200

Termites: $1000-$3000

Termite Inspection: $150-$300

Mice: $150-$200

Mosquitoes: $75-$145


Again, the cost of pest control for your home depends on several factors including the size of your home, your particular pest issue and the severity of your infestation. No matter the treatment you and your pest professional ultimately land on, the benefits of treatment outweigh the costs that any infestation has on your mental health and your physical wellbeing. 

Call Pest Control Experts Today

Call Pest Control Experts Today to schedule a free quote for a home inspection. When our pest control specialist arrives at your home, our expert will work to identify what the exact pest is that is causing you problems and will work with you to create a specialized plan to completely eradicate whatever pest is bugging you from your home. Take the guesswork out of finding an exterminator and call Pest Control Experts right now.


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