How Much Does Rodent Control Cost?

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October 20, 2022

In general, rats, mice, or rodents can be the most troublesome creatures for any property.

They will nibble on anything - from crops, the walls, up to foods in the cupboard.

These unwanted guests can really be a pain because not only that they carry many kinds of diseases and parasites but they can cause plenty of property damage.

If you have a rodent infestation on your property, you need to get rid of the problem. But, how much would it cost you? 

In this article, we’ll be breaking down the cost and importance of rodent control.

Let’s begin.

How much does rodent control cost?

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The typical price range for rodent extermination is $172 to $520, averaging $342. 

A full-service professional visit usually includes an inspection, treatment, and exclusion—that is, preventing mice from returning. The cost usually ranges from $200–$600. 

However, an especially large or troublesome rodent infestation may cost well over $1,000 to fully contain.

The method of removal has a significant impact on the answer and the amount of labor you will be charged will greatly depend on many important factors to be considered.

Rodent Extermination Pricing Factors

Location of Infestation

If the mice have built a nest in your yard, shed, or another inhabited room of your home, the expense of removing them will be less expensive. 

However, they can make a home in difficult areas. 

Rodents can nest in difficult-to-reach areas such as ceilings, attics, basements, and foundations.

Use of Live Traps

In order to get rid of mice in a more humane manner, you will need to catch and move them instead of killing them. This alternative will often cost a little more than regular traps. 

If you choose a more compassionate alternative, you will have to deal with relocating captured rodents which may entail driving outside of the city boundaries to find a suitable new home for the animals.


If the infestation is uncontrollable, fumigation might be your best option for eliminating rodents.

When tenting and fumigation are required, the costs can range between $2,000 and $6,000.

What is Rodent Control, and Why Do You Need It?

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Rodent infestations in your property can result in serious health consequences as well as significant physical damage. 

They can bring germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause severe diseases for you and the people you live or work with.

Additionally, rodents chew on stuff on your property. They can damage wires, wood, foundations, and more.

You need to get rid of rodent infestation when it happens to your home or property. And the best and safest way to do so is with pest control.

Going DIY is an option but a professional service provider will have the best and most effective tools. They also implement safety standards and well-planned pest control methods that bother you the least.

A pest control service provider will also have the best knowledge on how to sustainably get rid of your problem. They have the right solutions for the right rodent.

How Pest Control Gets Rid of Your Rodent Problem

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We usually try to Google up DIY options on how to get rid of rodents when we have them. Commonly, we use traps.

However, if you are dealing with more than 2 animals, it’s most likely their population is bigger than you expect since rodents multiply quickly. And usually, this is the case.

The best solution to get rid of these pests is to hire a local professional rodent control.

They won’t just be setting traps. They will assess the situation to come up with the best solution and method to eliminate these pesky furry creatures in your place.

They have all solutions to any size and situation of a rodent infestation.


The very first thing rodent control will perform is inspection. 

This is to have a bigger look into the situation and it’s important for these several reasons:

  1. Rodent confirmation and location
  2. Nest identification
  3. Access point and food source identification

It’s easy to tell if you have rats in your place even if you haven’t seen them.

Signs of rats in your place are:

  • Burrows
  • Runways
  • Grease marks
  • Urine stains
  • Rodent sounds
  • Rodent odors (musky smell)
  • Gnaw marks
  • Tails drags
  • Fecal pellets

If you’ve seen some of these on your premises, it’s positive that you have a rat infestation. This confirmation is the go signal for your rodent control to look for their nest.

If the inspector is unable to directly locate the pests' nest, they may use a rodent-fluorescent-tracking powder to locate them. 

UV tracking powder is nontoxic and adheres to the bodies of rodents. After a few days, an inspector can return and learn more about the pests’ movements and implement fitting interventions.


When excluding, rodent control will cut off the rats’ point of entry into your premise. 

Here, your local rat professional will cover and fill holes and entryways with strong materials that will serve as barriers.

For buildings, common access points are vents, closet doors, holes on the walls and cabinets and more. Others can be pipes, foundation cracks, window and door holes, and missing covers and screens.

Another important matter addressed in exclusion is to eliminate the rodent’s food source. Eliminating their access sustenance is essential to prevent rats and mice from making a home in your place.


Depending on how severe the infestation is, there are several methods your professional may consider.


Baits and traps are commonly a basic way to address a rodent problem.

While traps can seem simple, they can be useless when done wrong. This is because rodents are smart and can work around almost any trap to get their way.

Often, when someone DIY’s rodent traps, they end up with empty traps and no more bait or traps that are never triggered. Many homeowners don’t know the process of animal behavior modification.

But a professional rodent control service employs effective trapping processes that ensure the pests in your home will take the bait and get caught. They are rodent whisperers.


Ultrasonic technology provides a chemical-free, humane method of rodent control. 

It does not kill them, but rather drives them away with sounds that are inaudible to humans. 

However, while professional ultrasonic products guarantee a reduction in rodent populations, they do not guarantee complete eradication.

This method works best and is most effective when done along with other ways such as exclusion and using baits and traps.


If the infestation involves a large population, traps and baits may not be adequate, and pest control may need to use rodenticides.

With a professional service, these compounds will be used effectively and in the safest way possible.

Grains, seeds, nuts, and other foods containing mammalian-lethal compounds are examples of rodenticides. The majority are employed in bait traps or bait stations. 

Rodenticides are typically used when other techniques of rodent population control have failed or when the population is particularly big.


Tracking powder is another means of eradicating big populations of rodents. 

These powders are effective toxicants and are only utilized in certain settings and by authorized providers. 

They function by attaching themselves to the feet and fur of rodents and then entering the rat when it grooms.


Pest control specialists may fumigate a rodent colony if tracking powder is not an option and bait has failed.

Fumigation entails covering a structure with a tent-like cloth and then filling it with a fumigant. 

Fumigation results in the near-instantaneous killing of rodents in a structure and leaves no trace once the building has been ventilated. 

Though expensive, fumigation is a quick and effective way to exterminate a harmful rodent infestation throughout an entire property.

Call a professional if you have a rodent problem.

Like any other place, if you are in Phoenix, Arizona, rodents can be one of the most common problems on your property.

The best, safest, and easiest way you can eliminate your problem is with Agro Pest Pros.