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Article posted on March 13, 2020

Pest Control Prices and Costs – A review on why some companies charge a cheap price

Hi there, I’m Danny Kelly the owner/director of Pest-Ex. We have been providing professional pest control treatments across the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas for the last 10 years. In a changing industry, it’s important for all customers to know what are they paying for.

 

Due to Queensland’s rainfall and longer summers nowadays Pests are a big problem for homeowners, Most homeowners are calling a Pest Control company at least yearly for Pest Control treatment to their homes. Depending on the location of the home (Beach home) or (Bush setting) usually depends on the life expectancy of the treatment done. And also the level of expertise the treatment was carried out.

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Pest Control isn’t just spraying around your home and quickly getting to the next job, It’s about customer service and fixing the customer’s main problem on why they called in the first place. If a customer calls and has a bad problem with Ants in the kitchen it’s common they will book in a standard Pest Control treatment with attention also being made on ant problems.

It’s important for a customer to educate the pest control company on the areas and problems they are seeing, As the technician can apply special attention and treatment for the selected pest on the problem areas. And not just perform a usual spray as most companies do.

Pest Control Costs

The cost for a Pest Control company can vary depending on the products used, A standard Pest Control service on a Gold Coast or Brisbane home will include the following,

  1. Internal perimeter spray – Using a chemical usually with an IGR (Insect growth regulator) mixed with a knockdown chemical. This results in a fast knockdown on current pests and also affects the eggs and any reproductives. These specialised chemicals come at a cost of usually $95.00 per litre. A cheap pesticide without an IGR will usually cost $25.00 per litre.
  2. External perimeter spray – Using a high powered fine mist applies a chemical with a fast knockdown and long residual and gets the product into fine brickwork cracks and crevices.
  3. Roof Void and weep hole dusting – This is done using a dusting machine that applies a fine film of dust into cavities of the roof and weep holes. This results in the Pests being controlled before they set up camp in your home.

Cockroach Gel application – This is a big cost for some companies who choose to use this product. We use it on all jobs as the product lasts 6-12 months and provides long term control on any pest that enters after we have done the treatment. These small tubes of cockroach gel can cost from $14.00 for a cheap brand of gel, to $65.00 for a good quality product.

Pest Control Treatment Cost – You get what you pay for!

As you can see there are ways current companies in Queensland are doing Cheap Pest Control. We all charge about the same hourly rate as our competitors. It’s the Cheaper products available that cut the cost for pest control operators wanting to do a cheap treatment for a customer but make the same amount of money as the companies using the more expensive products. As a business owner, I can’t risk doing a cheap pest control treatment and having the customer call back with problems from cheap products used.

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If you need a quote or advise on treatments and costs for Pest Control please call us, We are happy to give free advice on termite and pest control costs.

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Kent Bailey
11 months ago
Just had my home barrier treatment for termites by Pest Ex. In every way a brilliant job and fantastic friendly service unlike...read more anything else I have struck on the Gold Coast. This is a very professional company and every person involved was excellent in every way. Strongly recommend them to all who read this review because you won't do better.
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Christie McCabe
a year ago
On time. Efficient. Friendly. Informative. Well priced. Our experience with Pest-Ex was easy from the moment Reception answered our call. Our routine...read more pest inspection could be done the next day (a Saturday which is most convenient for full time workers). Karl arrived at 7am with a smile to complete the service and carried out the work efficiently informing us of the process where required. Thanks team.
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Chris Burt
2 years ago
Very professional and able to identify our pest problem on the spot. Was on time and great communication with admin girls via...read more phone. Very conscious of keeping our pet safe after the treatment which was a classy touch. Highly recommend!
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Phill
6 months ago
Great people and always helpful and providing a good service.
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Lorrie Cruickshanks
a year ago
Thank you to Garyn who first identified the issues, he was extremely thorough and prompt and then to John and Janine and...read more the team who treated and area and placed the baits. The process was fully explained and they were extremely courteous and very professional. Thank you to all the team. The office also kept us up to date with when their representatives would be visiting and this is very much appreciated. Great work.
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Donna Hamerton
a year ago
After reading reviews, I'm glad that I chose Pest-Ex. Maria in the office was more than understanding to accommodate me and times....read more I was able to get a booking the same day I made the enquiry. Garyn my technician was even able to come earlier. When he arrived he was happy to explain everything that was going to happen and how to work around my pets and children. Need pest control done - hire these guys.
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Phoebe Worth
2 years ago
Impressed with the service. The technician Steve was on time, friendly and thorough - you could tell he was not rushing the...read more job. Will be using Pest-Ex again. Thanks guys!
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Mickey Ketch
a year ago
This company actually investigates the problem instead of just spraying your place and leaving. Very HIGH knowledge and experience in what they...read more do. They took the time to investigate the cause, the source of the problem and elimnated it completely which included going through every cupboard, cracks hiding spots the lot. We had a cochroach problem in our apartment for 3 months and we had 4 different companies come out and NONE of them investigated they only sprayed. After we called PestEx, Mr. Phillips was very knowledgeable and experienced eliminating our problem entirely. We also use PestEx in our shop and both Mr Phillips and Marty are EXCELLENT in resolving and maintaining pest problems. HIGHLY RECOMMEND PEST EX. BEST I'VE SEEN IN QUEENSLAND.