What Factors Determine Pest Control Prices in South Africa and Is It Worth It?

We often get asked about the cost of pest control. And while it’s easy to provide an hourly rate, some factors could influence what you pay for your pest treatment. 

Type of treatment 

Natural treatments are typically more expensive than chemical treatments. Eco-friendly pesticides may be better for households with kids and pets but will require more applications. Chemical treatments require less application and often last longer. 

Size of your property 

Property size affects the price of your pest control. Large properties may take longer to treat and require more treatment.

Size of your pest problem 

If you don’t have a pest management solution in place, and you can’t remember the last time you had a pest treatment, chances are you have an infestation. Pest infestations take time and many treatments to eradicate completely. 

Characteristics of your building 

The price will vary depending on the type of building An office block will cost more than a residential home. Older buildings may also cost more due to the materials they’re built with, and how long their treatment is overdue.

Number of treatments 

The type of pest you’re trying to eliminate, and the severity of the infestation will determine the number of pest treatments you require to get it under control. The more treatments you need, the more it will end up costing. We always advise our clients to consider a regular pest management system to prevent pests from getting out of hand. 

Is pest control worth it?

If you’re wondering if professional pest treatment is worth the cost, the answer is yes! Pest technicians are trained, educated and experienced to handle various types of pests. They know the proper methods to identify and the safest techniques to eliminate and prevent different pests. With access to the most innovative products, treatment techniques and technology in the industry, your pest infestation doesn’t stand a chance. 

Many people consider DIY pest control thinking it’s cheaper than professional services, but often it works out more expensive. You end up using ridiculous amounts of chemicals without any results. As consumers, you don’t have access to the same pesticides we do as a registered pest control supplier. 

You might even uncover a bigger, hidden infestation while treating pests with store-bought pesticides around your property. An experienced pest technician will know what to look out for to eliminate your pest problem for good. 

Preventing pests in the first place is always the best strategy. Keeping your lawn mowed, your house clean, and cracks and crevices sealed will go a long way in keeping pests out. Pests are always on the lookout for food and water, so don’t leave it out in the open. 

Pests can be persistent, and sometimes preventative measures aren’t enough. Have you just uncovered a pest infestation? Or do you want to prevent one from happening in future? Pest Control Pros can help keep your property pest-free with a tailored pest management solution. Feel free to get in touch with Pest Control Pros for the best pest control prices in South Africa today. 

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