At some time, every homeowner has the uncomfortable feeling of seeing a little ant crawl over their kitchen or bathroom surfaces. The presence of a single ant isn’t usually a cause for concern, but when there are dozens or even hundreds, it’s time to call in the experts. An ant exterminator may use various techniques to eradicate your ant problem from the nest to the colony.
So the question is, how much does it cost you to get those pesky ants removed? The cost of hiring an ant exterminator can vary greatly depending on multiple factors.
When it comes to ant control, one is not the same at all. It may cost more to eliminate fire ant mounds around your home than it would remove carpenter ants that invade their way inside your walls.
See the cost breakdown to eradicate some ant species below.
Carpenter Ants ($250–$500)
Carpenter ants burrow through the wood for their nests, as their common name may imply. Carpenter ants, in contrast to termites, do not eat wood; instead, they spit it out of their tunnels as sawdust.
Fire Ants ($100–$300)
Fire ants, with their distinctive reddish-brown coloring and severe sting, are typical in backyards, parks, and playgrounds. These unwanted guests are drawn to your home by the warm temperatures and the food or garbage scraps you’ve left lying around.
Pharaoh Ants ($200–$250)
Pharaoh ants can be anything from tan to brown and are notorious for eating almost anything. These pests invade your house in search of any food source, from sugary snacks to leftover meat.
The Size Of Your House
Pricing for ant extermination may vary depending on your property’s square footage and the pest control company you work with. An undeniable fact is that the value of a property will increase proportionally with its size. One-time treatment charges for a 2,000-square-foot home may be $160, while a 3,500-square-foot property would cost $200.
The quantity and intensity of the infestation is another aspect that might increase or decrease your costs. The price will be lower if the ant problem is contained to a limited area of your property. The expense of pest management may rise if you have a big ant problem that requires many visits.
Quantity Of Treatments
One treatment may not be enough to eliminate your ant infestation. Plan on repeated ant eradication treatments if the infestation is extensive and if the tiny pests keep coming back. It costs between $800 and $1,400 for four treatments each year to deter returning ants.
If you need a one-time treatment for your ant problem, you may expect to pay around $150 to employ an exterminator. The price of an ant treatment can range from $80 up to $500. Various variables, like the square footage of your property and the number of treatments necessary, will determine the final cost.
Ants are distinguished by their extensive underground anthills and widespread colonies. It’s easy to get rid of an ant or two from your kitchen counter or window sill, but if you have an infestation, you might want to get help.
Here at Fullscope Pest Control, we will determine what kind of ant infestation you have in or around your house before developing a pest management strategy to eliminate them. Call us to get rid of ants professionally so they won’t return.