Pest Control London

How Much Does Pest Control Cost?

So How Much Does Pest Control Cost?

There is a wide range of pests in the UK that affect commercial and residential properties. These include rodents, insects, and birds, all of which behave differently, appear for different reasons, and cause different problems for property owners. Even a relatively minor infestation can have severe consequences for human health and property. 

There are plenty of off-the-shelf DIY pest control solutions out there. Still, these have limited effectiveness, especially compared to the results achieved by using a professional pest control service. Many people also severely underestimate the threat that a pest infestation can pose to them and their possessions. Living or working around pests isn’t just unpleasant; it’s inherently dangerous.

If you think you might have a pest infestation on your property, you should call in a professional pest control service as soon as possible; they are more than worth the asking price. Below is a breakdown of the costs and expenses you can expect when hiring a pest control professional.

How Are Pest Control Costs Calculated?

Pests are found in both urban and rural environments. However, you are much more likely to encounter pests if you live in the heart of a major city like London. Pests will go wherever they can find the shelter and food they need to survive and breed. These tend to be the same places where humans reside densely or in large numbers. As a result, thousands of property owners in the UK find themselves fending off pest infestations every year.

There are readily available and easily affordable solutions for dealing with them for the most minor infestations or cases of individual pests. But once you have a severe full-blown pest infestation on your hands, you need to call in the heavy hitters. Pest control costs can vary depending on your property’s size and location and the nature of the infestation itself, and the recommended treatment for it. 

The table below shows the average pest control costs, excluding VAT, for various pest and property types.

Average pest control cost

Type of pestOne-bedroom homeTwo-bedroom homeThree-bedroom homeFour-bedroom home
Bed Bugs£100-120£120-140£140-160£180-280

Not every pest control business charges according to the size of the property. Some businesses base their pricing entirely on the size and scale of the infestation or treatments required. More complex infestations that require multiple treatments will naturally attract a higher price than simple infestations that pest controllers can deal with in a single visit.

Pest controllers need to strike a balance between keeping their prices competitive and covering the costs of administering the required treatments. If curing the infestation requires multiple visits or treatments, that’s beyond the pest control business’s control.

What Does Pest Control Entail?

That covers how much pest control costs, but what do you get for your money? Here is what hiring most pest control businesses will entail:

  • The first part of the process will involve the pest control business sending a technician to your property to assess the situation. Without seeing for themselves precisely what they are dealing with, they can’t give you an accurate estimate for the time and costs required to deal with the infestation.
  • Once they have conducted their assessment and taken stock of the situation, the pest control experts will be able to discuss your options and provide you with an accurate picture of the work involved and the kind of costs you can expect. If there are multiple treatment options available, you can choose the one best suited to your needs and schedule. Treatments can include spraying, fumigation, and removal or destruction of habitats.
  • Most treatments take a couple of hours to apply, but the times involved will vary depending on what pest you have and the scale of the infestation. Serious infestations or infestations involving certain pests will require multiple visits and the application of multiple treatments.

Bespoke Pest Control Services

Pests can cause significant problems for property owners and the people that live in or frequent infected premises. Not only are pests unpleasant to be around, but they also spread diseases. It’s easy to underestimate just how much of a danger pest infestations are for people and their property. No one wants to share their home with rodents or encounter pests every time they visit a business.

Professional pest control is worth the price for the peace of mind it brings. With DIY solutions and off-the-shelf pest control, you can never be sure that treatments will be successful. But when you call in pest control professionals, you get complete peace of mind; you know that your problem will be dealt with thoroughly and completely.

Pest control prices will vary from business to business, but the averages above should give you a good idea of the kind of costs to expect. However, when it comes to pests, prevention is the best cure. The best thing you can do to keep pests out of your property is to keep it clean and tidy and make sure you clean up after yourself. Cleaning your property will eliminate the most immediate sources of food that attract pests and keep your pest control costs to a minimum by preventing them from showing up in the first place.

Local Pest Control Services

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Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
Luiza LoboLuiza Lobo
21:02 11 Apr 24
Gabriel went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgable and very efficient at what he does. The results were outstanding. Nothing is too much for him. Delighted with his professionalism and work.
sam zsam z
19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.

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