How Much Does It Cost To Get Rid Of Rats?

5 Star Service and Hundreds of Happy Customers in:
Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & North London

Any type of rodent infestation needs to be dealt with urgently, whether it is in a home, garden, office, or commercial space. If you discover a rodent problem in your property, one of the first questions you might ask is ‘how much does it cost to get rid of rats?’. Ultimately, the cost of getting a pest controller in to get rid of a rat infestation will depend on various factors. To help answer how much does it cost to get rid of rats, we’ve put together this quick guide to the costs involved in pest control. 

Rat Pest Control Costs Explained

The cost of eliminating rats from a property varies greatly, and could set you back anything from £160 to £320 on average, possibly more as you will see below. Here are a few of the factors which impact the cost of rat pest control:

  • Location: Depending on where in the property the infestation is, can have a big effect on the price you pay to remove it. If rats have set up home in a spot which is difficult to reach, it will be more challenging to deal with. As a general rule, a rat infestation in an unoccupied room or outdoor space will be cheaper to remove than an infestation under floorboards or in ceilings. 
  • Size: The size of the infestation is another big factor when answering how much does it cost to get rid of rats. A big infestation will take more time and resources, and therefore more money, to get rid of. It is often very difficult to determine the severity of a rodent infestation until a professional has come to survey the issue and set traps, but the sooner you deal with the problem, the easier it will be.
  • Removal Method: The way you choose to have the rodents removed from the property will also impact the price. If you would prefer rats to be removed using live traps and then taken away, you can expect to pay more to cover the cost of removing them. By far the most effective way of dealing with a rat infestation is often firstly with traps and bait followed up by proofing works on gaps and holes to prevent the rats from getting back into your property. A professional pest controller will be able to advise on the best method for your infestation. 
  • Additional Costs: There might be some additional services required during rat pest control which add to the cost. This usually includes proofing the property to prevent future infestations or advice and guidance on how to proof the area yourself. It might also be recommended that your property undergoes monthly treatments to keep the problem at bay.

Some home and business owners choose DIY methods for rat pest control, which can help to keep costs to a minimum. If handling the problem yourself, the only costs involved will be for the type of traps you choose, and the price of these can vary greatly. DIY rat pest control can be dangerous, and it is always recommended to seek the help of a professional to keep yourself, your family, and your colleagues safe. 

For more information or for a free, no obligation quote for rat removal, contact Area Pest Control today.

Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

Related Blog Posts

Why Area Pest Control?

As a pest control service provider, we offer bespoke, planned and contracted pest control solutions.

Efficient and effective pest control service with a fast and reliable response from trained specialists.

Trained Specialists

All our pest controllers are BPCA certified and trained to resolve your pest issues safely, quickly and discreetly.


Fast & Efficient

Choose us for a professional, courteous and efficient service and to provide you with advice on prevention and control of pests.

Effective Solutions

Innovative and bespoke solutions that resolve your pest problems quickly and effectively.


Customer Satisfaction

We aim to ensure that every one of our customers is totally happy with the service received. 

We are proud of our Awards & Accreditations


We offer rapid & effective pest control,
you won’t need to call us back.


How quickly will you respond to my problem and how soon can it be treated?

It is our priority to take emergency pest control calls as they come in. We endeavour to speak to you and reply to emails on the same day during our working hours.

Treatment response times can vary depending on the pest, this can often be the same day, whatever the pest problem we are here and ready to help. Call us now.

What does a visit to my premises involve?

Our pest control technician will first survey your premises in an attempt to ascertain pest entry points and the best location to start the treatment,

they will talk you through the process answering any questions you may have.

On completion of the visit, the technician will advise you on preventative measures and recommend proofing works to help prevent a recurrence where possible.

What pests do you treat?

We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

Seasonal pests include Squirrels, Glis glis (Edible dormouse) Starlings, Wasps, Cluster Flies, Moths, Spiders, Carpet beetle, Ants and Fleas, this is not an exhaustive list so please call to discuss any pest concerns you have.

We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

How much are your services?

 The costs vary from pest to pest and location, to give some examples:

Wasp treatments from *£49.99

Rat and Mouse treatments from *£50.00

Ant treatment from *£60.00

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

Get an Instant Quote

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Pin It on Pinterest