The Tick and Mosquito Project


Pest Control Prices and Costs

For the majority of people, bugs crawling and creeping over the floor is worrying. Bugs, mosquitos and ticks are not only annoying and creepy, but they also can carry very real and serious diseases that you want to keep away from you and your family.  If you have tried the do-it-yourself approaches to keeping bugs or mosquitos away from your yard or out of your home, there is nothing wrong with calling a pest control company.  Here is what you can expect to pay.

Factors to determine price

Various factors are governing the price of treatment of mosquitos. It depends upon different companies, how they charge. The common factors include:

Property Size

Property size is a major parameter that controls the price of a mosquito control. It depends on the customer whether they want the treatment in the complete house, just a room or in the yard.

Frequency of visits

The frequency of service calls plays an important role in determining the price of the pest control. Some companies prefer to show up every four weeks and others after two weeks.

Equipment cost

The equipment and materials used in the control of the pest also determine the cost.

Following are the different pests and the cost to remove them:



From the annoying buzzing to the itchy biting, mosquitos are the most annoying creatures on this planet. From sprays to repellants, from portable mosquito traps to mosquito misting systems, people spend thousands of dollars to keep themselves away from these creatures. Mosquito is one of the very few pests whose control is cheap.


Mosquito Control Options

Mosquito control services provide two options to control the mosquitos.

  • Seasonal Service
  • One time treatment
CategoryAverage Charges
Seasonal$130 – $700
One time Treatment$170 – $300



These are the parasitic insects which feed only on human blood. They are very small about the size of an apple seed. They do not flow but can move quickly over the floor and wall. The female bedbug lays a thousand of eggs. These eggs are about the size of a speck of dust. They are a nuisance, but they do not spread any diseases. The problem with controlling bedbugs is that they can hide anywhere. They may hide in your luggage, clothing, beds, and couches. They have flattened bodies. Hence they can fit anywhere.

The treatment of bedbugs includes a variety of techniques and their price varies according to the treatment used.

Treatment Options

At a high level, there are two ways of treating your home for bedbugs.

  • Engaging an experienced exterminator
  • Doing it yourself using common options

Treatment Cost

Professional Help varies from place to place. In bigger cities due to higher demand, the cost is greater. However, in the smaller cities, the cost is lower just because the exterminators are less experienced and the demand is relatively lesser. On an average base, the bedbug treatment costs 0.75 cents to 2 dollars per square foot. So if you have a 3000 square foot home, the cost will be $2000-$6000. This is for the first treatment. The price may bump up to$10,000 in 2-3 visits.

Self-service may cost you around $500 but the price is very hard to determine, and it depends on the treatment you are choosing.



Before consulting an exterminator or pest control service, it is necessary to determine your pest’s population. The pest control services sometimes lure people in getting a treatment even when the average treatment can work. The voices within the walls are due to infestation, and in the majority of cases, these infestations are harmful to the people as the mice feed on the human food sources.


The exterminator examines the situation first. He will look for the entry points and will seal them. He would set traps and do the necessary clean-ups. This visit can cost anywhere between $80-$300 depending on the number of traps, sealing points, size of the property and infestation.


Termites without any doubt are one of the most destructive pests. They can cause you a lot of financial damage. Be it furniture, walls, carpets, cabinets or rugs; termites can destroy homes. There are different methods for the control of termites. Chemical extermination, bait extermination, and fumigation extermination are used their control.


The cost of the treatment of termites depends upon the size of the structure which is to be treated. For the people living in damp or dry areas, the cost becomes greater as the number of colonies and extent of infestation is higher. The cost averages around $250-$900 and can reach up to $1000 depending on the number of visits.


Other bugs.  Many other bugs can infest, and the extermination method will resemble that of bedbugs. When it comes to something like getting rid of boxelder bugs or stink bugs, you might be better off using a home remedy.  For other bugs that have gotten in, however, professional help can be a great way to deal with them.

We would love to hear your thoughts on what has worked well for you when it comes to bug and pest control.  Feel free to leave a comment with your experience.

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