How Much Does Pest Control Cost in Seattle?

2022 Edition – King & Snohomish County WashingtonPest Control Costs in Seattle Washington 2022 edition

Pest control is one of those home services that if you don’t know exactly what you’re buying, you could be in for a big disappointment.  When it comes to pest control and extermination services, it’s important to understand the factors that are contributing to your pest problems, what it will take to correct those factors, and the degree of ongoing service you will need to keep your issue from returning.

All of these components will work together to determine the price you will pay for professionally managed pest control services.

Understanding Pest Control Cost and Pricing

Type of Pest

When it comes to professional pest control in Seattle, the specific pests you’re having issues with will be the biggest determining factor of pest control cost. Pests that return multiple times per year – such as ants, cockroaches, wasps, and spiders – may require more frequent visits to keep under control, which can increase your overall cost.

Meanwhile, pests like bed bugs, carpet beetles, and some pantry pests may only require a few visits to get under control. Many companies offer one-time services to eradicate these pests, which will cost less than ongoing treatment plans.

The severity of the Pest Infestation

The severity of your infestation will also influence the price of pest control. Homes and businesses with heavy infestations will take more labor, materials, and time to thoroughly treat the pest problems. A professional pest control company should identify the specific pests you’re dealing with and assess the degree of your infestation to formulate a plan for success.

Pest-Proofing Your Home

If you’re dealing with a pest that is seasonally entering your home such as mice, rats, squirrels, birds, or other pests or wildlife, your pest control company may recommend “exclusion” work on your home. This process involves sealing up entry points such as eves, foundation vents, foundation cracks, and other openings that lead into your home.

Depending on the laws in your State, not all pest control companies may offer this service; for example, a General Contractors License is required to perform this work in the State of Washington.

The Amount of Pest Control Protection You’re Wanting?

Many homeowners and businesses here in the Seattle metro area opt for a recurring pest control services plan. These types of pest control plans offer protection as part of regularly scheduled visits to your home. Most pest control companies in Seattle will offer different levels of service, just like we do here at United Pest Solutions.

Sean Bergman owner of United Pest Solutions“One important distinction here at United is that our service is provided every other month, as opposed to the typical once every 3rd month, referred to as Quarterly Services in the pest control industry. We’ve found with the unique weather we have here in the Puget Sound, treating our customers’ properties every 2 months offers a much greater degree of protection. So much so, we’re able to guarantee our pest control services, even between visits.”

Sean Bergman – President United Pest Solutions

What You Should Expect On Your Initial Visit

IPM Pest Management

At United Pest Solutions, we use a pest management philosophy called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This science-backed strategy utilizes pest control products to disrupt the target pests’ lifecycle in order to eradicate them from your property. By using techniques that control the biology, habitat, and habits of the pest, we are able to create effective treatment plans that provide long-term results while minimizing risks to humans, pets, and the environment.

In-Person Pest Control AssessmentUnited Pest Solutions provides exceptional residential pest evaluations for our neighbors in Seattle WA.

The first step in resolving your pest problems is having a trained, licensed, and experienced pest control technician come out to your property to evaluate your concerns. During your initial assessment, your pest control technician should:

  • Listen to your concerns and learn about any specific pest activity you are seeing.

  • Complete a thorough inspection of any affected areas on your property, including places where you’re noticing pest activity.

  • Identify the pest you are dealing with, document any damage, and assess the extent of the infestation.

  • Find specific conditions in or around your property that may be encouraging these pests to invade.

  • Develop a plan for eradicating these pests and setting you up for long-term success.

  • Begin the treatment process.


Pest Control Costs


Our Recurring Pest Control Services

  • All Seasons Pest Package – One pest covered. Only have problems with one specific pest, such as ants? This may be the service level you need, and of course, it’s guaranteed.

  • All Seasons – All Pests Package – Covers all normal household pests such as:=

Ants

Millipedes

Cockroaches

Stinging Insects

Bees, Wasps, Hornets

Box-Elder Bugs

Spiders

Pantry Pests

Fleas

Centipedes

Crickets

Crickets

Silverfish

Beetles

Earwigs

…and much more

 

  • All Seasons All Pest + Rodents – Covers everything in our All-Season All Pest Package, plus offers guaranteed rodent protection*.

*may require exclusion work to qualify for rodent guarantee.

One-Time or Recurring Pest Control Services

A pest control professional can assess your specific situation to help you determine whether you need one-time or recurring pest control services. While recurring pest control services can give you peace of mind knowing that your home is always protected, there are some situations where a one-time pest service may be all you need. Some examples include:

  • Some Pantry Pests: Certain pantry pests, such as tobacco beetles, mealworms, and silverfish, generally only need one treatment to eradicate. A pest control professional may also provide advice on food storage and other pest prevention tactics.

  • Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are another pest that generally resolves after a few visits. Unless you are dealing with other pests or own a property that hosts a lot of travelers or temporary guests, then recurring services may not be necessary.

  • One-Time Needs: Issues such as random bees nests and identification of needed environmental changes (such as exclusion work to keep pests out), may be good reasons to select a one-time service.

  • Cost Prohibitive: Sometimes it may not make sense financially to do a recurring services agreement, and in these circumstances, a one-time treatment may be the best option. Often, these services are also guaranteed for a set amount of time, so we recommend asking about a warranty period beforehand.

  • Moving: If you’re having pest issues but plan on moving very soon, a recurring plan might not be the best option. Talk to the pest control company you select to see what options they may have to fit your needs.

Some Examples of When Recurring Pest Services Are Needed

If you’ve ever had professionally managed pest control in the past, you likely know the benefits of a recurring service agreement. If you haven’t or want to know what you should expect with a pest control services agreement, we’ve placed some highlights below:

  • Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies, a professional pest management company should address pests coming into season before they become a problem in and around your property.

  • The pest control services are guaranteed.  This means if you ever have any problems, even between your regular included services, the pest management company should be ready and willing to solve your problem at no additional cost*.

*Covered pests on your pest services agreement.

  • Services and corrected issues should be addressed and documented on every visit. This means your pest control company documents specific challenges with your property, and how they were corrected. Any needed action on your part as the customer should be documented and communicated with you as well.

  • Regular Facility Inspections – as part of your regularly scheduled service, your pest company should also be conducting inspections around your property. Generally, you should expect that a pest company will notify you if:

    • There are conditions around your property that could produce an environment that may attract pests. This should include specific advice such as:

      • Trimming trees and bushes away from your home to keep pests and wildlife from easy access to your home.

      • Keeping foundation vents secure and free of debris to keep water and other pests from entering your crawlspace.

      • Keeping pet food and water bowls away from high-traffic pest areas.

      • Removing debris or other pest attractors from in and around your home.

  • General Inspection & Clean-Up – typically pest control companies as part of their regular services will perform tasks such as:

    • Removing exterior spider webs around lights and other areas.

    • Remove wasp and other stinging insect nests.

    • Perform any exterior treatments for seasonal pests as needed and/or as in season.

    • Inspect bait stations and monitoring stations to detect heightened pest activity outside before it becomes a problem inside.

    • And much more.

Typical Costs For Pest Control Services in the Seattle Metro Area

  • One-Time inspection and treatment range: $250  to $370 depending on the size of the home and the pest you’re having issues with.
  • Recurring 1st time inspection & initial treatment range: $199 – $299 initial inspection and treatment for general pests.
    • Monthly Recurring Service Price Range: $35-$45 per month.

Depending on how the pest company you choose bills, price differences can be seen below.

  • Bi-Monthly Recurring Service Price Range: $50 per month and up
  • Quarterly Recurring Services Price Range: $119 to $175 quarterly

Have an Issue With Rodents Such as Mice or Rats?

When dealing with rodents and wildlife infestations, circumstances can vary widely based on the type of pest, the severity of the infestation, and the amount of work needed to keep these pests out. Typically, prices in the Seattle metro area will fall into the following ranges:

  • Initial Inspection and Bait/Monitoring Stations: $375 initial inspection, bait, and activity monitoring stations are typically set up on the first visit.
    • Follow-Up Visits: Typically range between $99 and $159 per follow-up visit.
    • Exclusion Work: Typically quoted at time of initial assessment.
    • On-Going Bi-Monthly Rodent Monitoring & Baiting: $55 to $65 depending on square footage

United Pest Solutions charges reasonable prices for our pest control services in Seattle WA metro area

Choosing a Pest Control Company Based On Quality…

and not price.

Nothing is more expensive than paying for something that doesn’t work, and pest control is no different. When it comes to choosing a pest management company, below are some factors you should check before making your decision.

Pest Company Reputation

Does the pest control company have a good reputation? Checking online sources such as Google, Better Business Bureau, and other similar sites can show you if a company has a reputation for providing quality work and taking care of its customers.

Licensed & Insured

Is the company or individual licensed in the State of Washington as a Licensed Pest Control Operator?  You can check Washington State Pest Control Operators here, and here is United Pest Solutions License page.

If you’re dealing with wildlife, Washington State requires a WDFW-certified Wildlife Control Operator to complete the trapping. You can search for licenses here on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website. United Pest Solutions partners with licensed wildlife trappers in the Seattle Metro area, and offers exclusion services post trapping to ensure these pests stay out of your home.

At United Pest Solutions, we are dedicated to providing you with the best in quality, price, and service. We have proudly served homes and businesses throughout the greater Seattle metro area since 1960, and our skilled technicians are prepared to help you solve your pest problems using safe, cost-effective, and long-lasting techniques rooted in IPM. Whether you just need a one-time visit or you want to protect your property with ongoing pest control services, our team has you covered.

 

 

 

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