Pest control services are unique in that rather than charging by the hour (although they do in some instances), the rates are usually set up based on the type of pest situation you are facing.
When it comes to hiring a roach exterminator, you can expect to spend more or less based on a few different factors. First, the severity of the infestation will be considered. If you have a big problem, it may require a long-term treatment plan and that will cost much more than a one-time visit for extermination. There are also different types of cockroaches and different removal methods to consider.
Here is an estimate of the costs associated with hiring a roach exterminator. Keep in mind that some companies may include the initial inspection as a free service or offer a discount for following through with their remediation efforts.
|Follow-up visits||$45-$100 each|
|Materials (if not included in service)||$10-$100 each|
|Pest management plans||$200-$2,000|
|Preventive subscriptions||$75-$100 per visit|
Other considerations and costs
- If the roach infestation is so severe that it has caused damage or unsanitary conditions in your home, you will have to pay a premium charge for cleaning services, repair services, and other remediation efforts.
- In the event that you need to leave your home for a day or more, you may also have to pay for a hotel room or other accommodations for yourself and your family.
- Electronic pest deterrents are popular for their affordable pricing, but these do not work on cockroaches.
- The type of treatment used will affect the cost of the overall visit. Baits and gels are the most affordable, while roach traps and bombs are the most effective but also have the highest costs. If the treatment materials are not included in your estimate, make sure that you inquire about their cost.
- Many exterminators don’t offer guarantees or warranties on roach removal. They are so difficult to eradicate and it can be difficult to prove that homeowners are doing their part to keep the infestation gone. Some companies will have a conditional warranty, such as requiring routine visits or home improvements before standing behind their guarantee.
- Like most pest problems, you can probably handle a small roach infestation on your own provided that you find and remove the nest. People tend only to treat what they see, but the pests will keep coming until you find the source and get rid of it for good.
- Many of the chemicals used for roach extermination can be hazardous and even toxic. You should not use them around children or pets and make sure that the area is well-ventilated when you are treating for roaches on your own.
- DIY treatments often take multiple efforts and might end up costing more in the long run. Before you dive into DIY roach extermination, consider the pros and cons, and what it’s really worth to hire someone to do the job.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.