The Real Cost of Pest Control
When you think about getting pest control, you’re probably also thinking about your hip pocket. How much will it cost? Is it worth it? At Sunshine Pest Management we think pest control prices should offer you value for money.
In this article we’ll look at the following:
- A guide to pest control prices
- The real cost of NOT getting pest control
- What you are actually paying for when you book pest control
A General Guide to Pest Control Prices
Some household pests are easier to control than others. This means pest control prices will vary depending on the type of pest being treated, not to mention the degree of infestation.
Cockroaches, ants, spiders and silverfish are all relatively straightforward to treat. Mice and rats can take a little more effort than insects or arachnids, as individual traps may need to be set. Termites require significantly more work still; work which includes drilling holes every 20cm around your property, and a second visit. This makes termite control by far the most expensive form of household pest control.
The type of property you have can also influence pest control prices as well as the size. Obviously if you live in an inner city, one bedroom apartment it will cost you less than if you own a five bedroom Queenslander!
At Sunshine Pest Management, as a family owned and operated business we are pleased to offer pest control to all our Sunshine Coast customers at affordable prices. View a basic list of our prices.
The Real Cost of Not Getting Pest Control
Termite treatment is essential for all homes regardless of whether they are made of wood or simply contain wooden components like internal wall frames. If you don’t protect your property against termites you won’t be worrying about pest control prices so much as the cost of repairs. Termites can do real structural damage if left undetected. Many Australian homeowners have had to remove and reinstall parts of their house as a consequence.
If you’ve experienced termite damage, it could also potentially lower the resale value of your property. For warning signs of termite damage read our blog.
While termites have the capacity to do the most damage to your home, other creepy crawlies can also cost you dollars if left untreated. Silverfish love to chew through books, wallpaper and clothing fibres – if you value your wardrobe, pest control prices are likely worth the savings to your clothing budget. Rats and mice similarly can destroy valuable parts of your house, like wiring, bedding and even furniture.
It’s a slightly different case with cockroaches. While they won’t destroy your home or clothes to any great degree, they are believed to be a reservoir for some really nasty bacteria like salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. Most people would agree pest control prices don’t really register compared to having a staph infection!
What You Actually Get for Your Money When You Book Pest Control
Pest controllers invest time and money, not to mention skill in treating every property. At Sunshine Pest Management, in order to carry out pest control across the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay region we ensure every member of our team is fully licensed, and that we are fully insured. We also only use quality chemical products in all our treatments; products that we’ve tested, and that we trust will work effectively.
When you book a pest control service you are obviously paying for the pest controller’s time, but you’re also paying for their experience. A good pest controller can identify numerous species of insects and arachnids and understands each of their habits and weak points. This is obviously critical to ensure the most appropriate and effective treatment plan.
We hope this blog has answered some of your questions around the value and cost of pest control.