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Average cost in 20149: $100 See National


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The average cost for an exterminator is $100. You are likely to spend between $65 and $165 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Pest control specialists help eliminate cockroaches, ants, spiders, rodents, fleas, ticks, mites, bees, hornets, wasps, mosquitos, termites and other creepy crawlies from homes, multiunit buildings, offices and commercial spaces. Inspection, one-time extermination or removal, recurring services, and preventative measures are all provided under the auspices of extermination services. Service calls can address infestations in any area inside a home, commercial building or outside on a property.

Square footage

The size of the home or location will directly affect the overall cost for services. Larger size increases cost because of the increased work time required of the workers and the increased amount of chemicals, products and materials required to treat the area.


One-time visits generally cost more than scheduled maintenance visits, which cost less per session over time. Clients may sign up for ongoing treatment (quarterly, bi-annually, etc.) because they live in an insect-prone climate or because the property has had historic issues with infestation.

Free quotes

Because of the myriad factors involved in determining treatment, most pest companies provide free, on-site quotes to the gauge level of infestation and action required.

Type of pest

Many companies ask to see the problem before providing a quote, but generally speaking, some types of pest removal cost more than others because of size, the chemicals used, procedures required, and relative danger involved. Pest Solutions provides preliminary pricing for different pest types:

  • Bedbugs: $75 for 45 minutes

  • General pest control: $95 for 45 minutes

  • Bee Service: $95 for 45 minutes

  • Wildlife: $125 for 45 minutes

Wildlife removal

Wildlife removal is an extension of extermination services wherein wild animals are trapped, removed from the premises and safely deposited back into the wilderness. Wildlife could include birds, raccoons or bobcats. A-Tex Pest Management’s fee for wildlife removal is $475–$575, which includes setting traps, three follow-up visits, infestation removal and prevention of further infestation.

Advanced treatments

Depending on the duration of the infestation, the type of pest and the complexity of the problem, some situations can be harder to remedy than others. Alamo Pest Management says that some infestations may require stronger or different chemicals than a general service treatment, and thus, costs will be higher.

Travel time

Most pest control companies have standard service areas and no travel fees are charged within those areas. However, for extremely rural locations or residences outside of the standard service area, travel fees to cover additional time, mileage and transportation costs may be incurred.

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