ServiceSeeking.com.au's recent pricing data revealed some unfortunate figures to Vic residents who currently have a rat problem in their property. From FY14 to FY15, the average cost of extermination services in the state skyrocketed by 275%. This massive inflation meant that the average going rate for a pest control job in the state soared to $150/hr from just $40/hr in the year prior.
The 275% price increase for pest control services in Vic meant that the state's pest control experts now offer the most expensive services across the country. However, Vic's exterminators are not the only ones to increase their prices. The pest control experts from NSW also raised their fees, though by a much lower percentage. In contrast, the exterminators from Qld reduced their rates by a sizeable sum over the last financial year.
To make sure that you're getting an effective rat control service, it's advisable to get quotes from several businesses. You can get as many as 12 quotes from professional exterminators when you post your job on the site.