Homes are at risk to all kinds of creatures, from squirrels to rodents, to wasps and moles. And with that, pest control is always out and about getting read of these pests. As a homeowner, the faster you identify and get rid of the pests, the better. And although you can do it by yourself, pest control can do it better and more effectively, making sure that the issue is resolved as best as it can be.

With that said, you might be tempted to phone up pest control the next time you find a rat, but remember, it is going to cost you. How much you pay will depend on the type of pest and how bad the infestation is. 

Here’s a rough idea of how much you’ll end up paying for certain kinds of pests:

Hornets and Wasps

Hornets and wasps can be very dangerous. There is a high risk that someone’s going to get stung around them, and the last thing you want to see is a bunch of them building a nest near or attached to your home. If you see any present, the safest bet is to hire contractors to get rid of them for you. This will reduce the risk of you getting stung should you try to address the problem yourself. As for the price, it’s going to cost approximately £50 to get rid of each nest.


Bees aren’t as dangerous as wasps or hornets, and will most likely carry on with their business if left undisturbed. However, having them around still isn’t ideal, so you would want to get rid of them. Because bees are quite essential to the environment, it is best to contact local beekeepers who will relocate their nests for you. Similar to wasps and hornets, it’ll cost you around £50 per nest.


Moles aren’t as common as most pests but are still a considerable problem. They can wreak havoc in many areas, such as golf courses, parks, and gardens. If you spot any mole or mole activity near your home, you can be sure that there’s an extensive tunnel network beneath. You might be tempted to use poison to get rid of them by yourself, but because most of these substances are banned, hiring pest control is your best option. The treatment itself is going to cost approximately £80, depending on how many molehills are present.

Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are among the most common types of pests. Not only are they dangerous to fixtures, but they carry a myriad of diseases as well. To avoid having to deal with repair and medical costs, you must get rid of them right away. If you don’t mind handling dead rats, you can set up poison traps all by yourself. Otherwise, it’ll cost you approximately £90 for contractors to set up their traps and get rid of the rats for you.


Squirrels are just as common as rats and mice are, and unfortunately, maybe even more harmful. With extreme agility, these creatures can slip and jump around, chewing on external fixtures like pipes and insulation. If they do manage to enter the home, they can continue causing plenty of damage. 

Just like rats, they carry diseases too, and in some cases, they will fight back when threatened. Because of this, hiring a contractor is a must. These people can do two things for you: get rid of the squirrels, which will cost around £70, and with your permission, squirrel-proof your home for about £100.

Remember, each contractor is different, meaning prices will vary. There are plenty of other types of pests out there as well, so you should contact the contractor of choice and ask for quotes directly. That way, you won’t have to deal with any surprise costs in getting rid of infestations at your home. 

If you are looking to hire a one-stop solution to all your pest troubles. Get in touch with Arnies Pest Management, a pest control services in Barnsley – we’re happy to help!