Initial Inspection and Assessment Fees
Most pest control companies in Manassas pay a visit to your place to see the extent of the infestation, and for that, they charge an initial inspection and assessment fee. This fee covers the cost of evaluation of the task in hand, identification of the type of pest, assessment of the extent of the infestation, and proposing an appropriate treatment plan. The cost of the initial inspection depends on the size of the property and varies from company to company.
Often, pest exterminators have to pay multiple visits to a place to eradicate pests. Hence, the price of follow-up treatment is usually added to the lump sum quote given before the treatment. The more follow-ups required, the higher the cost of pest control.
Additional Charges for Specialized Treatments or Services
Certain situations require the deployment of special resources and tools to eliminate pests. For example, in case of a severe termite infestation, the company would recommend termite baiting or fumigation – which is relatively more extensive than traditional pest treatments. Likewise, for pests like bed bugs or fleas, specialized treatments such as heat treatment or insecticide applications are used.