Pest Control Prices and Costs Guide – How Much Does Pest Control Cost?

Pests can invade your home and property and cause considerable damage to your property as well as adding stress to your life that you don’t need. So if you do have a pest problem, call in the professionals to deal with it straight away. Find out how much pest control costs.

Common household pests

Electronic pest controlHere’s a list of the most common household and garden pests to watch out for:

  • Rodents - Rats and mice can cause damage to walls, floors, wiring and carry parasites and diseases
  • Bedbugs – Small and flat and can fit in the tiniest gaps. Hard to eradicate and they feed on blood
  • Wasps, bees and hornets – They are hard to identify specific species and guidelines must be followed especially for bees. Wasps and hornets can be aggressive and professional nest removal is recommended.
  • Cockroaches – Very common and carry disease. Keep your home and yard tidy and free from rubbish.
  • Ants – Can be easily removed with a quality powder product
  • Moles – Moles will damage gardens and will be humanely removed with traps
  • Squirrels – They can cause significant damage to woodwork, pipes and insulation as well as wiring.

How much does pest control cost?

The average pest control price will depend on where you live, the type of pest and the numbers of the invading pests. These prices are taken from Portsmouth Council and Pulse Pest Control:

  • Wasp control-£45 to £55 per nest. Portsmouth Council only does this during June to December and costs £41 or £17 if you receive a benefit
  • Bedbug treatment-£52 to £75 for a one off treatment
  • Ant control-£55 for a one off treatment
  • Flea control-depends on size of home. Two bedroom home £75, three bedroom £85, four bedroom £100
  • Cockroach treatment-from £150 for a full treatment and three visits
  • Rodent control-free from Portsmouth Council. Pulse Pest Control prices start at £75 for two visits
  • Mole treatment-from £90 depending on number of mole hills found
  • Squirrel control-£57 to £129, minimum of three visits and roofline survey

Just remember that the cost of pest control will depend on some variables such as:

  • Location
  • The pest
  • Size of infestation
  • Number of visits to remove pests
  • Size of property
  • Which company you choose

Low cost pest control

Your local council may have cheaper or free pest control for certain household pests. Under the Prevention of Damage by Pets Act 1949, every council is obliged to control any rodent populations. Check to see if your council provides any controls or advice. To avoid or lower your pest control costs follow these tips:

  • Keep rubbish bins secure with closed lids to prevent pests from looking for a food source
  • Block any gaps in fences and holes in walls to stop pests accessing your land and home

Get more low cost pest control tips.

Pest control prices in London – a sample

Large cities like London can be more susceptible to pest problems and unfortunately, like most things in London, the cost of pest control will also be higher than it is in the rest of the country.  London pest control services will also vary in price depending on what area of the city you live in, private companies will likely charge more than council pest control services like these:

Camden Council pest control

  • Rats and mice eradication start at £103.15
  • Cockroaches £86.81
  • Fleas from £77.62

Ealing council pest control

  • Rats £75 and mice £103
  • Cockroaches £125
  • Fleas £105

Newham Council pest control

  • Rats free and mice £110
  • Cockroaches £110
  • Fleas £90

Get more London pest control prices.

Hiring a pest control professional

You may be tempted to carry out pest control yourself but it is safer and more humane to allow the professionals to do it for you. A qualified pest control specialist will correctly identify and remove the pests from your property. Always get at least three quotes and get a free inspection before you decide. Make sure the pest controller is insured as well as qualified. You can check the National pest Technicians Association (NPTA) or the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).

*Sources: British Pest Control Association, National Pest Technicians Association, Camden council, Southwark council, Newham council, Ealing council, QuicKil, Brighton Pest Control. Prices are accurate as of June 2012.

nathalie Vidales says:

I was wondering how much it would cost to pest control a small 2 bedroom house smaller than 1200 sq ft.I’m lookiing for a sincere company that is reasonable also
professional work to get rid of these roaches..please help me thank you

sdeshmukh says:

Hi Natalie,
Just fill out this pest control form and UP TO 4 Pest Control specialists will provide you with free no-obligation quotes. Make sure you add detailed description of your project in the form to get better service.

Lesley says:

I need quotes for a three bedroom flat with bedbugs

mjackson says:

Hello Lesley,

In order to receive up to 4 free quotes from local professionals, please complete our online form and we will aim to match your details with up to 4 local pest control companies who will each contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

Thanks for your post and we hope to be of assistance in the future.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

heather says:

Hi there I’ve been in my new house for a month now (private let) with my 6 month old daughter now I keep coming across black beetle and larvae bugs crawling about every day I see them and its getting a bit out of hand now as I have found about 10 in one night and 1 hear and there but seem to find few together and now I know where there coming from underneath the kitchen linoleum now I don’t know what to do as I’ve signed all papers obviously and can’t just move out I am very concerned about my baby and myselfs health

mjackson says:

Hi Heather,

The first thing you need to do is raise your concerns with your property manager and ask whether they are able to assist you with this problem.

You may find that you have to pay for the issue to be resolved therefore we suggest taking quotes from local contractors which you can do by filling in our online pest control form.

We will then aim to match your request with up to 4 local contractors who will each call you in order to arrange an appointment to quote.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

shen richards says:

How much for removal of bed bugs for a two bed room

mjackson says:

Hi Shen,

Thanks for your post.

Please fill in our online pest control form and we will try and match you with up to 4 local contractors who will each contact you in order to arrange a free quote.

We hope this helps

mark @ Servicemagic

kirsty parsons says:

Hi please can you give me a quote for a 3 bedroom house with fleas nothing we do is working? We are based in roath, Cardiff thanks kirsty

mjackson says:

Hi Kirsty,

Thanks for your post.

You can request up to 4 free quotes by completing this form.

We will then aim to match your request with up to 4 local pest controllers who will contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Anita Nwakibu says:

I have numerious tiny cockroaches in my kitchen and I would like to eradicate them as soon as possible. l would like to discuss how your treatment works and make an appointment if it suits me.

mjackson says:

Hi Anita,

Thanks for your post.

In order to be contacted you would need to fill in our online pest control form.

We will then aim to match your request with up to 4 local companies who will contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Liza says:

Hi I have a 2 bed flat I need post control as I have bed bugs I know this as I have bites so does my daughter and I found a bed bug please help do you also check to make sure they are jenuine

mjackson says:

Hi Liza,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

We hope this helps.


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