The cost for wildlife control services varies greatly depending on the type of pest involved, the amount of damage they have caused, and what services are needed (extermination, removal, exclusion, cleanup, etc). Extermination involves the use of chemicals to kill the nuisance pest. Wildlife control involves the use of live traps or professional trappers to trap and relocate the animal. Wildlife exclusion is used with both extermination and wildlife control and involves preventative measures to keep pests from returning. Most professionals will use a combination of these three techniques when servicing your home. Common nuisance pests include squirrels, rodents, snakes, birds, raccoons, opossum, and more.
Wildlife services typically range from $150 to $500 with the average visit costing between $250 and $250, although it can cost upwards of $1000 depending on what type of pest is involved and how much damage has already been caused. Most wildlife control companies will charge a flat fee or a minimum service fee (usually between $150 and $250), although some will also charge an additional hourly fee per hour after the first hour of service (anywhere from $25/hour to $250/hour depending on the service). This is determined by the type of pest problem, where it is located in the house, and what services are required (removal, exclusion, cleanup, etc). Raccoons and squirrels are usually the most expensive pests to service with an average of $200 to $1500 for a visit depending on the size of the infestation and the amount of damage inflicted. DIY traps can cost anywhere from $50 to $350.
Damages from nuisance pests can also get quite expensive. These pests can chew through wires, damage walls and insulation, and contaminate your air ducts. All of these repairs can be added on to the cost of wildlife services and can escalate quickly.
If you have a wildlife issue, contact a professional wildlife control company who can thoroughly inspect your home, help determine the type and location of the nuisance pest, and provide the newest wildlife control techniques and methods to safely and humanely eliminate your wildlife problem.