What Factors Affect the Cost of Fumigating a Home?


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The size of the home and the type of infestation are some of the factors that affect the cost of fumigation, as does the extent of the infestation. Other costs have to do with getting permits for the fumigation process, moving belongings, boarding pets and possible hotel stays. Some companies also charge for a pre-fumigation inspection, which may cost between $100 and $200, as of 2015.

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What Factors Affect the Cost of Fumigating a Home?
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One of the major factors affecting the cost of fumigating a home is the home's size. Most exterminators charge between $1 and $3 per square foot to fumigate a home. On average, the cost of fumigating a 1200-square-foot house should range between $1200 and $2500, as of 2015.

The type of pest also affects the cost of fumigation. Termites can be very expensive to fumigate. Ants, cockroaches and bed bugs are cheaper to fumigate. The extent of the infestation is another determining factor. A house that has a lot of pests costs more to fumigate.

Additionally, there are other factors and costs that homeowners have to think about when fumigating their home. They have to factor in the cost of moving all their belongings out of the house and paying for a storage unit. They also have to think about the cost of finding accommodation for their family members and pets. Homeowners may also have to pay extra if they need to fumigate some of their furniture separately.

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