How Much Does Pest Control Cost In Florida?
Are you seeking a pest control service in Florida? Perhaps curious about pest control service prices? If it was only as easy as simple to the point price. Unfortunately, pest control services can have a multitude of varying factors that will and can affect prices. Imperial Pest Prevention created the pest control blog post "How Much Does Pest Control Cost In Florida?" to simplify how much pest control services cost and how they may vary.
Free Pest Control
Have you tried to use home-made pest control products? Maybe you hit the internet and found old wives' tales of solutions for miracle pest control solutions that included making your pest control service free? Well, yes, these methods can indeed be free. The downside is that insects are continually evolving, and these methods will not work long term, if at all. It is also essential to factor that most home-made pest control remedies do not provide a long-term solution, lack residuals, and unfortunately, are not regulated, and may cause damage to a home. As you can see, pest control can be free; however, it is best to employ a professional pest control company that is licensed and can quickly rid you of pests.
DIY Pest Control
Do it yourself pest control is another option that is out there. This method of pest control, in my opinion, is the most expensive of all pest control programs. Do it yourself pest control involves a consumer going online and seeking out a do it yourself pest control in a box kit sold at a retail value. These usually include an insecticide, a cheap plastic sprayer, and maybe a bit of some sort. The do it yourself kit comes with mixing rates and directions. The problem with doing it yourself pest control is that the consumer is not licensed to do pest control, lacks the education of were to apply the products and may have misidentified the target insect rendering the do it yourself pest control kit ineffective. It is also essential to understand that insects become resilient to pest control products. It requires a constant rotation of insecticides for long-term protection; likewise, those pest control products have to be applied in the proper locations. The result of a do it yourself pest control kit in a box is usually a failed pest control service that results in the homeowner having to seek a pest control company in the end after spending much more than they would have by just initially calling a pest professional in the first place.
Hiring a Pest Control Company
Whatever may be the case, before you think of getting professional pest control services to eliminate pests from your property, there are some things you must first need to know- especially about the cost.
The cost to hire a professional pest control service in Florida depends on several factors, and unfortunately, there is no magic number. Homes vary in size, living conditions from home to home will vary, and obviously, the severity of infestations will also vary from home to home.
Typically, once you make a phone call to a licensed pest control company such as imperial pest prevention, you speak with an office consultant who will listen to your concerns. The office consultant will then look up your property's size and location and develop a custom program that best suits your needs.
Pest Control Prices
As of January 2021, it costs between $100 and $250 to get a professional pest control contractor to visit your property- according to an independent study from Imperial Services. However, according to projected, forecasted rates of 2021-2022, a solitary visit from a pest control professional contractor cost between $108 - $260, with the national average standing at $173.
When you think of these price ranges, you would conclude that the price ranges are somewhat broad. However, you have to remember that there is a wide range of needs for pest control.
Thus, it is crucial for you to precisely identify your pest control needs and have a relatively narrow price range. For instance, the cost of exterminating termites is different from Bed Bug exterminating—also, the charge for rodent exterminating services from your home differs from Cockroach Pest Control or Palmetto Bug Control. You must ask your prospective exterminator specific questions that will help you to determine how much your needed pest control services would cost you.
Alternatively, you may want to consider penning down an annual contract with a company. In that case, the following are the price ranges if the pest control particular would involve periodic check-ins / regular scheduled pest control visits to your property. Pest Control Prices are as follows under normal circumstances:
$30 - $45 for each month.
$50 - $60 once every two months.
$85 - $150 once every three months (quarterly).
$175-$365 annual pest control programs.
Follow this pest control services link to read about each pest control program's differences and evaluate which pest control solution may fit your needs best.
One other thing you have to consider, as previously mentioned, is the size of your home. Generally, the bigger your house is, the higher the cost. For example, an 1800-square-foot home would cost less than a 3,500-square-foot house. Some professional pest control companies may require that you pay an additional start-up fee charge of $25 for every 1,000-square feet that exceed 1,500-square feet.
How To Research a Pest Control Company Before Hiring
Most pest control companies offer their clients free on-site quotes. At Imperial Pest Prevention, we prefer to save the hassle when possible and provide direct pricing over the phone. Like any other contract, it never hurts to research the pest control company you plan on hiring. Check reviews; remember, most pest control companies that have a perfect 5.0 rating usually do because they cherry-pick customers to only write those particular reviews. A negative review here and there is typical; it is most important to see how the pest control company responded to those reviews that should be taken into consideration. That way, you will choose based on other factors such as the company's level of professionalism and how they treat their clients and their clients' properties.
Also, you might check out your prospective contractor's website for necessary licenses and accreditation. For example, in Florida, pest control companies must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They must also have a certificate issued from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and hold a minimum of liability insurance.
Before you sign a pest control service agreement with a pest prevention company, you want to be sure that they are not the type that would sneak in extra charges. Be sure everything is listed in your agreement. For example, your prospective pest control contractor should not charge you for things such as re-treatments, same-day service, next-day services, or Saturday Pest Control Services. The pest exterminator company should handle these services without imposing any extra charges.
Your prospective pest control companies history is another thing on which you need to carry out research. To know the stability and longevity of your prospective pest control company, the EPA recommends that you find out the length of time your prospective contractor has been operating at its current address. Here in Florida, that information can be found on Sunbiz.org. This is a free research tool to inform you that the pest control company is indeed registered with the state of Florida. You can always tell a good pest control company by its longevity in business.
Inquire from relatives, friends, and neighbors about any good company they have patronized. Their answer may save you a lot of stress. Imperial Pest Prevention can gladly provide professional references for our pest control services.
More so, it would not hurt to ask your prospective pest professional to see their pest control license. In Florida, pest control technicians have an ID that is assigned to them. It would help if you also inquire about what pesticides or repellants they will use to eradicate pests from your property, including how they will apply them. Pest Control professionals should freely share a targeted approach and a plan of action.
What To Expect After Hiring a Pest Control Company
After hiring a pest control service, it is not uncommon to see bugs. Most clients have a misconception of pest control. Having a pest control service does not mean that you will never see bugs. Live bugs must pass through a treated zone. Once the insects pass through a pest control barrier, they become subject to the pesticide. At that point, the insecticide starts to take effect, which can result in bugs still being seen crawling in your home. After an insect passes through a treated zone, it can take up to 8hrs for that insect to die, depending upon the size, insect body weight, and composition of the insect. Beetles, which have a much sturdier body with a thick shell, may take longer to die off than a termite with a soft fleshy body. Remember, once you have a pest control company, they will return for regular service-related callbacks at no additional charge. Monitor your home; if you see insect activity call your pest prevention company.
What Do I Do If I See Bugs and Have a Pets Control Program?
It would be best if you took swift measures as soon as you discover pest infestation on your property to ensure the pest control company can get rid of them as quickly as possible before they start multiplying. Usually, pests reproduce at an alarming rate. As they breed in your home or office, they increase the amount of potential damage they can cause.
Insects and rodents have a way of co-habiting with you on your property without revealing their presence very often. They can remain hidden. Just because you caught a few rodents and got rid of them doesn't mean they are no longer there.
If you do not attend to pests as quickly as possible, they will continue to breed and multiply. And then increase the impact of the diseases they spread and the degree of the damage they cause on household properties such as furniture. For example:
Just 5 - 7 rats can quickly reproduce 25 - 60 rats within a short time frame because of how easily the female rodent can reproduce. Within only 30 days after birth, a female rat can reproduce other baby rats, reproducing an average of 5 - 10 liters every year.
Within 40 - 125 days, a female cockroach would attain maturity and reproduce with other cockroaches for additional cockroaches. Cockroaches will also interbreed with their own young. This causes a significant cockroach infestation in a short period that can result in sickness, disease transmission, and viruses. Within the cockroach's average life span of 1 year, a female cockroach can produce as many as 18,000 cockroaches!
So, if you see any insect activity while you have a pest control service, you must contact your pest control company! Remember that is what you pay for. A professional trained to identify insects understand the insects' habits and the know-how of what to apply to ri