How much do exterminators cost?

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How much do exterminators cost?
An exterminator will keep these pesky critters out of your home. (mouse image by dariuszsankowski from Fotolia.com)

If your home is infested with bedbugs, insects or rodents, it may be time to hire an exterminator. If this is the direction you've decided to take, you may also be wondering the cost.

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House Size

The bigger the house, the more it will cost to take proper measures against pests. Monthly or quarterly fees for average pest control will cost an average of £19 to £39 for preventive measures around the outside of the home. For many people, outside extermination will take care of the problem, but sometimes it is necessary to exterminate inside the house. Inside exterminations cost an average of £65, but varies depending on the size of the infested area.

Type of Pest

The cost of hiring an exterminator depends on the type of pest. A more intense job, such as one for termites can cost an average of £780, as they can create a great amount of damage in a home and also require follow-up visits from the exterminator. It is wise to get a quote from an exterminating service for the pest in question.

Research

Not all exterminators' prices are created equally, so it's a good idea to shop around for quotes before choosing the professional. Browse websites that search for exterminators in your area and offer quotes, such as The National Pest Management Association, Networx Pest Control Services and Find A Pest Pro.

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