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Cost of Pest Control Services

Last updated: 13th Jun 2019

Pest control experts charge an average rate of about $52.50/hr for a standard job. Of course, if you have a bigger and more complex task, you can expect to shell out an average price of approximately $100/hr. Smaller pest control jobs, on the other hand, can cost you around $49.75/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Pest Control Specialists on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

Pest control prices from real customers

Steve from NSW: Fumigation
Job details: Carrying out an internal and external fumigation as they’re moving out; owned a cat so there might be fleas
Other details: House with three bedrooms and one study
Nick from NSW: Possum Removal
Job details: Removal of suspected possum in ceiling space
Ludmila from Vic: Fly Control
Job details: Getting rid of black flies that com from the bottom of the cooker and the sides, bottom, and top of the diswasher
Other details: Extermination of small bugs is also required

Related: Cost of termite treatment

How the type of pest affects cost

A standard pest control service, which covers an average-sized home, costs approximately $173.57. If you specifically need termite solutions, the average rate that you’ll have to pay for a standard job is about $229.55.

Getting rid of cockroaches in your home will cost you an average price of around $179.09. Meanwhile, businesses charge an average rate of about $187.44 for ant extermination and approximately $162.27 for rodent control.

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Must-know factors for controlling pesky hidden costs

Pest control services vary in cost; that’s why it’s important to know the things that can influence their prices. Here are some of the factors that you should look into, so you can have a good estimate of how much your job will cost.

1. Size of property

If there’s a huge area to cover, pest control experts will naturally charge more for their services. A bigger property with multiple bedrooms will need more time and resources. If you have sheds, garages, and pools, make sure to ready your pockets for higher rates.

2. Type of building

Of course, pest control services for a commercial building will cost more than a job done on a one or two-storey home. The condition of your property will also be considered; older homes or buildings may be tougher to work on than relatively new ones.

3. Treatment

Natural pest control is typically more expensive than chemical pest control. However, keep in mind that each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages, so study your options to know the best solution for you. Follow-up treatment may also be necessary since there are pests that can’t be completely eliminated in just one go.

4. Type of pest

Prices also differ depending on the type of pest your property is going to be treated for. Pest control companies usually charge higher rates for termite treatment. Bee or wasp removal, on the other hand, often have lower costs.

5. Pest inspections

Check with your exterminators if they charge separately for pest inspections. Some businesses already include this in their quotes, but to be sure, you should ask them about the inclusions of their prices.

Cost of pest control services

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Pest control price differences per state

Hiring pest control businesses in New South Wales costs about $50/hr on average. This is quite low compared to the average cost of pest control services in Queensland, which is approximately $60/hr. Meanwhile, Victoria residents pay an average rate of around $30/hr for the services of a professional exterminator. has an array of pest control companies that are qualified to take on your job. You can also check our list of the best exterminators in your area.

Pricing information correct as at January 2018.

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