Sometimes the DIY methods with conventional traps and bug spray won’t cut it if you’re handling pest control yourself. When you’ve decided to hire a pest exterminator, what more will it ultimately cost you, and can you be sure you’ll get your money’s worth from the treatment?

At Senate Pest Control, we understand these lingering questions might make you hesitant to sign a service contract with a company without a proven track record. Since 1991, we’ve actively worked to be the most transparent and flexible pest control organization in Maryland and upper Virginia, and we’re always mindful of your budget.

Pest Control Prices

Generally, the more difficult to remedy and widespread a pest problem is, the higher the exterminator’s costs — which is why it’s critical to call for pest control when you first realize an infestation is getting out of hand.

Other factors are covered below.

Pest Type

Since pests can range in risk and size from mosquitos to raccoons, the species of critter affects the cost the most. Standard bugs like ants and cockroaches average less to treat, while rodents trend higher.

Bed bugs and termites are notoriously stubborn insects to root out. Multi-step bed bug treatments can cost several hundred dollars per infested room, and clearing the whole structure of a home from termites often exceeds $1,000.

Control Techniques

Preventive treatments and exclusion methods normally cost less than eradicating pest populations through chemicals and fumigation. Baiting or physical removal falls around the middle.


Reaching the pest sometimes adds complexity. Will the technician have to climb a ladder, enter the attic or crawl under your home’s foundation to get to the source of the infestation? Also, will you need any cleanup, sanitation or repairs done?

Larger homes also have more square footage to assess and treat. Unless you’re at a distant, remote location, travel fees typically won’t be added onto a call within a company’s standard service area.

One-Time Treatments vs. Routine Maintenance

Treating an infestation will bundle assessment and control applications, and these treatments sometimes need several follow-up visits to monitor the progress.

If your home has a history of pest issues, you may consider a pest control maintenance plan, which usually costs less for time and supplies per visit. And unlike unplanned infestation treatments, you get to control the frequency.

Our Customizable Pest Control Solutions

Every Senate Pest Control professional aims to work within your needs. We provide free pest control quotes on-site and elaborate on what needs to be done. Our technicians want you to feel as safe as possible, so we provide natural and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional chemicals at your request — and at no extra charge.

Whichever approach is agreed upon, you’ll get our pest-free guarantee. That’s our promise we’ll make the situation right if a pest problem arises between scheduled visits, or our initial treatment wasn’t sufficient.

Contact Senate Pest Control for Affordable, Reliable Extermination Services

Obtaining peace of mind inside your home again shouldn’t empty your savings. We’re committed to serving as your most cost-effective option in the area for pest control treatments, and our personally tailored maintenance plans provide ongoing protection against new issues.

We invite you to learn more about our services and see why many D.C. and Maryland homeowners review the Senate standard of quality so highly. To schedule your appointment with a technician and get a comprehensive pest control quote, complete an online form or call us at 1-800-433-9409 today!

Pest Control Cost FAQ

How much does a pest control inspection cost?

The average cost for a pest control inspection is around $100.

How much does pest control treatment cost?

Pest control treatments can range anywhere from $200 to $500 depending on many factors such as the type of pest, size of your home and treatments used. To get a personalized pest control treatment quote, contact our team of trained technicians.

What factors contribute to pest control costs?

Contributing factors to pest control costs include the assessment of the infestation, the type of pest we are treating for, the size of your home and the types of products used during treatment. Learn more about pest control costs and what factors will contribute to your treatment.

Are you supposed to tip pest control technicians?

Generally, pest control exterminators don’t expect tips. If you feel your technician went above and beyond for you and your family, you may want to leave them a tip. Your exterminator will appreciate it, but you aren’t required to tip exterminators after they perform the treatment.

What is the average cost for ongoing pest control services?

Ongoing pest control maintenance costs vary depending on the length of your maintenance plan, and the treatments we use. Our experts will create an effective and affordable plan for you, with eco-friendly options at no extra charge. Contact us today to find out what ongoing pest control maintenance will cost for your unique situation.

Are pest control services tax-deductible?

Pest control services for homeowners are not tax-deductible because they qualify as ordinary and necessary expenses for your home. These services help maintain your home’s value, so they cannot be written off.

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