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How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Animal Control Service?

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$316
Typical Range
$175 - $471
Low End
$80
High End
$900

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When you notice bats, mice, birds or squirrels in your attic or walls, your first reaction may be to run to get an off-the-shelf product to try and rid your home of them. Unless administered properly though, these poisons can endanger your children or pets and are often more trouble than they are worth. Find out how much you will pay to remove mice, bats, raccoons and other common pests. On average, you should compare your quote from professionals against the national average of $316.

How can I be sure I have a pest problem?

If you are unsure about needing a pest control professional, there are some things you can look for: unexplained holes in walls or food containers, bird and bat excrement, or scampering and rustling noises in the walls and ceilings.

How bad is the problem?

If you see and hear signs of one or two pests, you can be guaranteed there are more you do not see. Do not wait until you see many pests before calling a pro. The more extensive the problem, the more expensive the removal will be.

Removal methods

Some pest control is done with poisons and traps. Other methods are humane and involve traps that will not harm the animals. Humane methods for pest removal tend to be more expensive as they require finding a place to set the animals free rather than simply disposing of them.

Repair to damage caused by pests

One aspect of pest control often overlooked is the damage caused by not removing pests from your home. You may feel you are saving money by not calling in a professional, but the longer you wait the more damage may be occurring. Rodents, squirrels and bats can damage walls, destroy wall insulation, and chew through electrical wiring. The damage can be far-reaching and expensive to repair.

 

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too expenxive
Mark Mitchell More than 1 year ago
Very useful site.  Still have to also do your own homework.  
Judy Puuohau More than 1 year ago
All the reviews/information which I had access to from this site were very helpful since I not know much about theses issues. Looking forward to using this site again. Hope I'll have as good of an experience with their recommended service providers
CL Johnson More than 1 year ago
all, require inspections etc too high
bonnie peterson More than 1 year ago
Concerned about the estimate to include damage wall and electrical wiring. 
KATHLEEN PALMEN More than 1 year ago

Great information here. I found the companies that could do the job.

I have used this site before and will again.

marsha sweeney More than 1 year ago
I need to get this bat out of my house now. the bat or bats have been in here over a year and my dog and me do not like them.
Karen T 11 months ago
Job is pending to remove squirrels from my attic. They tore up my ceiling g tiles in Florida room.
Deborah Eagleson More than 1 year ago
site was very helpful. Thought it would be much more expensive
ANITA Reitan More than 1 year ago
Job pending. No comparison.  Only  one  company information  provided
Anonymous 11 months ago
Sup

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Brad Booth More than 1 year ago

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Bobbi Gray More than 1 year ago
We have birds in the attic and they need to find a new home.

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