Unfortunately, when it comes to pest management, it can often feel like there’s no great solution, and no path of least resistance (or least headache).
After all, if you pick the wrong pest control service, you’re often left dealing with the same problem again a few weeks later. Alternatively, you’re left with smelly surfaces or the overall feeling that you and your loved ones might not be safe. Even worse, you can face constant confusion or inconsistencies when it comes to pricing and overall costs.
That’s why we’re here to clear things up. Overall, pest control costs anywhere from $300 – $700 in Brisbane, although the exact price will depend on various factors.
Here’s everything you need to know about pest control cost in Brisbane.
Is pest control worth it?
In short, yes. There are many benefits of hiring a professional, and these far outweigh the pros that come with a DIY solution (or, even worse, with “just living with it”). Some of the specific benefits include:
Health and safety
Many common pests can pose a serious threat to the stability of your home or the health and safety of you and your loved ones. Termites, for example, can significantly damage your home. Mosquitos, fleas, and ticks can transmit serious diseases like West Nile Virus or Lyme disease. Cockroaches can spread disease and trigger allergies and asthma – the list goes on and on.
What’s worse, you may not know how bad the problem is until you’re in the thick of it. How do you know, for example, if you have a rodent allergy until you’re exposed to rodents? In such instances, you have to act quickly and decisively to keep the problem from getting worse. In other words, you need an expert that you can get a hold of fast.
You don’t want to deal with an incomplete job, and you certainly don’t want to face the same pest over and over because you missed the hive or failed to notice some larvae or eggs (gross).
An expert has the training, education, and expertise to avoid these problems and deal with whatever pest you have quickly and effectively. This is because they will know what to do to identify, eliminate, and prevent all kinds of pests. They also have the latest technology and resources (even stuff that isn’t available to individual consumers). These resources can help get rid of the problem once and for all.
Yes, hiring a professional pest expert has a higher up-front cost than, say, buying some bottles of bug killer at your local Coles or Woolies. However, this doesn’t take into account the long-term costs and savings. Ultimately, professional exterminator in Queensland is more effective than DIY methods, and the right team is likely to do the job correctly the first time. In the long term, this means lower costs and less repeated hassle.
If you want any type of pest eradication to truly work long-term, you have to effectively identify and treat the source of the problem. Otherwise, you’ll continuously treat the symptoms as they arise while leaving the main issue untouched.
Pest experts are skilled at getting to the source of the infestation so they cna eliminate it once and for all. What’s more, they can also help you identify brewing pest problems that you may not be aware of yet. In other words, they can help you identify and stop a pest problem before it becomes a real nuisance.
Factors determining pest control costs
Many factors affect the final pest control cost, including:
- The type of pest. The type of pest will determine the type of service that you need. This cost will obviously vary. For example, you may need a monthly upkeep fee to make sure that problems don’t recur. Similarly, you may need a targeted termite extermination, which could cost thousands of dollars up-front.
- The size of the space. Property size and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in your home can also affect the final cost, as they can affect the amount of treatment and manpower required to address the problem.
- Your geographic location. Some areas of Queensland are more prone to pest issues than others, and this might affect your quote. Additionally, some areas are extremely out of the way, in which case your expert might factor in travel costs.
- The severity of the infestation. The severity of the infestation and the amount of product needed will also factor into the final cost.
- The size of your outdoor space. If you need treatment on the exterior of your property, its size will also factor into the final cost.
How much should you expect to pay for pest management in Brisbane?
First, it’s important to keep in mind that overall pest control costs will vary based on the type of pest you’re dealing with. Check out the table below for average prices you can expect to pay.
|Bee/wasp nest removal||$100 – $600|
|Cockroach removal||$200 – $300|
|Rodent removal||$250 – $350|
|Bed bug removal||$100 – $700|
|Spider removal||$300 – $600|
|Bird’s nest removal||$300 – $1,000|
|Indoor flea and tick extermination||$150 – $350|
|Termite control||$150 – $250|
|Possum removal||$200 – $300|
You can also expect general costs to be around:
- $130 for one-off treatment in a 3-bedroom house
- $170 for one-off treatment and external spraying in a 4-bedroom house
- $450 – $750 for full interior and exterior treatment
- $300 – $700 for building and pest inspection
- $350 – $450 for thorough exterior treatment
Effective pest control is worth the investment
Overall, pest control cost in Brisbane are fairly reasonable – especially when a one-off service can remove an infestation for good. The truth is, the cost of dealing with the problem professionally will always be lower than struggling with pests or tackling the problem with a DIY approach for years.
If you have any questions about your particular pest problem – or if you would like an accurate cost estimate – feel free to call us on 07 5498 8517. You can also fill out the form here and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.