Pests are part of the environment and will make unwelcomed visits to your property unannounced. While you can always take steps to protect your home or business from nasty pests, sometimes you have to treat the pests after they have entered your property.
Notwithstanding your circumstances, there are a range of pest control treatment and prevention options available which can protect your property from all types of pests.
Engaging a professional and qualified pest controller will help you to treat pests effectively. While many DIY treatment and protection products exist in the market, they are often not used correctly or lack the potency required to deliver targeted and long-lasting treatment and protection. While the cost of engaging a pest control company does exceed home remedy solutions, the outcome will provide greater benefits. You will experience an immediate reduction in number of pests, longer-term protection and fewer affects on your health and wellbeing.
In Melbourne, the cost of pest control treatment and protection services vary between a couple of hundred dollars to couple of thousand dollars. The costs will depend on many factors including the type of pests, the size of the infestation, the location of the infestation, the type of property, the type of treatment required and the number of treatments.
Pest control should not be a one-off engagement. To protect your home or business from nasty pests on a continuous basis, ensure that you have engaged a pest control services company on a periodic basis that is frequent based on the technician’s assessment. This will help to prevent any intermittent infestation of pests.
In this Pest Control Cost Guide 2019, we provide some useful tips and descriptions about the cost of pest control, how to keep costs low and how to ensure you are receiving the best service possible.
#1. Survey and Assessment
Before anyone can make a considered estimate of the cost of pest control services, the pest controller needs to conduct a survey and assessment of the situation. This preliminary investigation may come at a one-off call-out fee cost of around $50 to $120. The purpose of the survey and assessment is to ensure that the pest controller is completely aware of the type of pest infestation, the size of the infestation and the complexity involved in treating the infestation.
This will help the pest controller prepare the right treatment products, tools and equipment to effectively treat the pests identified. It also helps during this stage to cooperate with the pest controller so that the survey runs smoothly and provides the greatest return to you.
#2. Scope of Services
Depending on the pest controller’s assessment of your home or business, the pest control services required will differ. In addition, you are at liberty to decide what services you want to ensure that you protect your property and its inhabitants. Whether you add or remove services from the schedule is up to you.
However, it is important to listen to the pest controller’s advice and not remove services in the hope to lower costs. Pests rarely exist in isolation and there will always be other pests close by. It is best to have all pests treated so that no remaining pests encourage other pests to infiltrate your home or business.
#3. Size and Type of Property
The size and type of the property will affect the price of pest control services. In addition, the complexity of accessing certain parts of the property may add to the cost too. Whether your property is residential or commercial will be a cost factor because commercial properties tend to be larger and more complex in build.
Based on the pest controller’s assessment, we ensure that we provide a thorough service to our clients. We endeavour to access all parts of the property so that we treat all hidden pests for maximum effect. In the long-term, this will minimise the recurrence of pests.
The location of the home or business does have an impact on the scope of pest control services required. Whether the property is located in or near a rural area, in an area closer to rubbish and pollutants, or in an area with variable climatic conditions, these factors will affect the prevalence of pests.
These locations may require additional pest control treatment that is tailored to the circumstances. We understand all environments and our pest controllers are skilled to assess the property’s surroundings and the ideal treatment options.
The frequency of the pest controller’s visits will affect the cost of the service. A higher frequency will mean a higher periodic cost. However, the long-term cost will be lower because your property is being protected on a regular basis so that no new nests or offspring form. This will ensure that you will face no pest-related surprises in the future if you maintain your property appropriately by engaging a qualified technician to undertake appropriate and adequate pest termite control on a routine basis.
#6. Rely on An Pest Control Expert
Pest control treatment requires knowledge and experience. Whilst domestic products exist at your local supermarket, not all are effective. They may provide only short-term relief and have uncontrollable side-effects.
We keep up-to-date with pest developments and know which products to use and how to use them. This will save you money in the long-term as you will spend less time experimenting with household products.
#7. Professional Pest Control Service Provider
Engaging a professional pest control service provider will provide a prompt and reliable service. We take care when we conduct our treatments and protection to ensure that there is no consequential damage to your property, family and pets. All products are environmentally-friendly so that they are safe for human, animals and plants. All we ask is that you comply with any instructions given by the pest controller so that the treatment can have maximum effect following the service for the long-term.
#8. Cost Estimates
To help you understand the cost of pest control services in Melbourne, here is a quick guide on average costs for common pest control and treatment services. Remember these costs below are estimates only and will vary depending on the factors described in this blog. If you have a commercial property, the costs will be higher depending on the size of the property.
Average Pest Control Melbourne Price
- Termite control for one isolated area: $190 – $240
- 3 bedroom property with internal and external spray treatment only: $130 – $160
- 4 bedroom property with internal and external spray treatment only: $150 – $180
- Indoor flea and tick treatment: $190 – $270
- Rodent removal indoor and outdoor: $250 – $300
- General indoor and outdoor pest treatment: $280 – $320
- Exterior complete treatment including termites, general pests and rodents: $375 – $460
- Full interior and exterior treatment: $500 – $850
#9. Tailoring the Service
Pest controllers provide a service. It is important that they understand the needs of the customer. We provide a range of pest control treatment packages to suit your requirements, time demands and budget. We provide pre-purchase inspections, termite and rodent control protection plans, individual pest-control treatment, home and business protection, and much more.
VIP Pest Control operates throughout Victoria and has been assisting home owners and business owners for over 40 years with leading pest control treatment and protection tailored to their needs.