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What factors affect house fumigation costs?

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Factors influencing house fumigation costs include the house size and the pest type infesting the house. The extent of extra fumigation costs incurred by the house owner during fumigation also affects the overall fumigation cost.

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What factors affect house fumigation costs?
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The amount of fumigant used varies with the size of the house. Although the cost may vary from one fumigation company to another, fumigation companies typically charge between $1 and $3 to fumigate 1 square foot, as of 2015. While some types of pests such as cockroaches are easy to eradicate, others such as termites are hard to eliminate, which means the cost of fumigating a house that is infested with termites may be higher than that of fumigating a cockroach-infested house. Extra costs incurred by the house owner vary with the extent of pest infestation and the company hired to fumigate the house. A fumigation company may carry out a prefumigation inspection at a fee, which affects the overall fumigation cost.

Fumigation is the eradication of pests from a home through suffocation with pesticides called fumigants. It involves sealing the house or covering it with a tent to prevent the fumigants from escaping, applying the fumigants and allowing time for the fumigants to kill the pests before unsealing or uncovering the house.

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