How Much Do Mosquito Control Services Cost?

Typical Range:

$70 - $1,900

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated November 14, 2019

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Mosquito control services cost an average of $350 to $500 per season for a quarter- to half-acre property. Per season prices can range from $325 to as much as $1,900 depending on property size as well as type and frequency of treatments.

Pros perform treatments on a 3-week, recurring cycle at a cost of $70 to $100 per visit. Homeowners can buy recurring treatments at a 10% to 20% discount off a one-time application price.

While do-it-yourself products are available online and at home improvement stores, pest control professionals have the training, equipment, and professional-grade insecticides to get rid of the insects and keep them away. Through a process called integrated pest management, professional service providers combine a variety of control methods to target mosquitoes with minimal impact to the surrounding environment.

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Mosquito Control Costs

On a per treatment basis, service runs from $70 to $100 for up to ½ an acre but can cost as little as $30 or as much as $200. Large properties that require additional labor and chemicals usually incur an upcharge of $20 to $40 each time they treat, depending on the service provider.

Most professional service providers offer a 10% to 20% discount for customers who sign up for ongoing service. Some state laws require contracts, but most professional companies allow a homeowner to cancel services without penalty.

While pros quote rates on a ¼- to ½-acre basis, they only treat around the perimeter of your property to create a barrier against mosquitoes. In some cases, a homeowner with a larger property may only need to treat their outdoor living space or the space they use when they spend time outdoors. So, a larger yard doesn’t always mean an added cost. What’s why and inspection of your property prior to beginning extermination is essential in receiving an accurate quote and plan for services.


Many professional pest control companies offer free evaluations and inspections to determine where mosquitoes are present and whether the services will be successful for your property.

During an evaluation, a technician will assess your property to find areas with standing water where these pests may breed. He/she will also determine if there is enough foliage surrounding your property to create an effective barrier against them. The technician will then make a recommendation regarding the types and frequency of services you need and may provide a custom quote accordingly.

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One-Time Mosquito Spray Extermination

One-time sprays cost between $160 and $300 for a ¼- to ½-acre property. A one-time application will last between one day and three weeks or until any present pupae develop into adults.

A one-time treatment will eliminate breeding habitats and eggs, prevent larvae from hatching, and kill and repel adults. However, only recurring treatments can break the insect’s life cycle and keep the pests away. For outdoor events like weddings, some providers may perform multiple treatments several days apart to account for this factor.

Recurring Treatment Services

Recurring treatments usually run $70 to $100 per visit. Some providers offer seasonal packages at a discount for $325 to $1,900.

During mosquito season, you need treatment every 21 days to coincide with the pest’s life cycle. A typical season will include between 6 and 12 treatments. In most areas of the country, it runs from March through October. In cooler areas, the season will be shorter. In warmer areas, pros offer services year-round.

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Average Prices by Mosquito Control Services

Professional service should always include habitat elimination as well as larval and adult control. However, many companies offer more than one choice for adult control.

Spray Yard with Insecticide

Traditional control methods cost $350 to $500 per season and use an insecticide known as a pyrethroid. When applied to foliage, it adheres to leaves. Residual effects last up to 21 days or until the synthetic chemical degrades.

Organic Treatments

These run $70 to $100 each when performed on a recurring basis by a professional. A homeowner can also buy a DIY, hose-end sprayer kit from a local home and garden store for $15 to $20 per 5,000 square feet.

These products contain natural oils that kill adult mosquitoes. Because natural oils degrade quickly in the elements, they offer little residual effect and must be reapplied more frequently, usually every two weeks.

When utilizing organic treatments, homeowners should educate themselves about the active ingredients. Some natural oils are corrosive to finishes on homes and cars. Additionally, some organic pesticides are detrimental to beneficial insects like bees.

Misting Systems

Mosquito misting systems cost $1,000 to $1,800 on average. Exact price depends on the type of unit and the size and layout of your property. Other fees will include insecticide at a rate of $0.50 to $1 per ounce as well as professional installation and maintenance. Misting systems run on an as-needed basis or according to a pre-set schedule.

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Mosquito Squad, Orkin, & Other Top Brand Rates

Rates and availability of services vary depending on the company.

Mosquito Squad

Offers traditional and organic treatments. Prices vary by property size, location, and type of service. Call or email for a custom quote.

The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Customers may call within 21 days of the service to request a refund or schedule a retreatment at no additional charge.


Orkin charges approximately $75 per visit for an average-sized, ¼-acre lot with a 6-month service agreement. Call or email for a custom quote and details regarding their money-back guarantee.

Mosquito Joe

Provides custom quotes without a site visit based on the size of your property, density of foliage, and amount of insecticide needed.

The MoJo guarantee states that dissatisfied customers can request a re-spray at no additional charge and, if still unsatisfied, a full refund.

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Mosquito Authority

Offers traditional control services. Prices vary based on location. In some areas, consumers can see pricing and purchase service directly from the website. In others, homeowners must call for a quote. Discounts are available for seasonal and recurring packages. No contracts or commitments apply, but a customer must call to cancel service.

The company offers a satisfaction guarantee. Customers can call to receive a refund or retreatment at no extra charge.


Develops a treatment plan based on a first inspection. Call for a custom quote.


Offers monthly service for six months out of the year at a rate of about $80 per application. Call your local TruGreen for exact pricing and availability.

DIY with Mosquito Barrier

A DIY control option made from garlic, Mosquito Barrier is available at home improvement stores for about $30 per quart, which covers up to 1¼ acres, or about $85 per gallon, which covers up to 5 acres. The company recommends four applications per year. In most cases, one gallon should last a homeowner an entire season, not including the cost of water to distribute the concentrated solution.

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Extermination Price Considerations

Each property and insect problem has unique factors that may impact project costs.

Extent of Infestation

No matter how many mosquitoes you have, a standard application will typically take care of the problem without added costs. In the rare event your problem is caused by debris on your property collecting water, you may need to hire a general maintenance contractor at an added charge of about $80 per hour to remove the debris. A lawn maintenance contractor may also perform this work as part of his/her monthly service at a rate of about $100 to $200 per month.


Warm, wet climates will likely need pest control services for most of the year. Additional visits will increase your overall cost.

Treating Residential vs. Large Business Areas

Mosquito control service providers usually calculate residential and commercial prices in the same way. However, commercial services may require after-hours treatments or special considerations to avoid overspray into food consumption areas, which may increase costs.

Prevention Methods & Prices

Aside from professional control, homeowners can reduce the pests on their property with a few simple steps. Since none of these tactics completely eliminate the flying pests, you should also wear bug repellent.

  • Eliminate or treat standing water. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a bottle cap’s worth of water. Dump standing water from inside tires, children’s toys, and tarps. Apply larvicide to puddles and small ponds to prevent the larvae from developing into adults without harming other aquatic life.

  • Control grass and shrubbery. Mosquitoes rest and take cover from predators in cool, shady places like decorative grasses and plants. Pruning the landscape around your outdoor living space may help keep the insects further from where you spend your time outdoors.

  • Invest in mosquito-repelling plants. Some people claim that by adding certain types of plants in and around their outdoor spaces, homeowners can repel the pesky bugs from those areas. Homeowners should do their own research on the effectiveness of these plants and to see if they’ll thrive in the local climate.

    • Lavender - $6 to $10 per plant

    • Marigolds - $5 to $15 per 6-pack of plants

    • Citronella Grass - $5 to $7 per plant

    • Catnip - $5 to $10 per plant

    • Rosemary - $5 to $7 per plant

    • Basil - About $5 per plant

    • Scented Geraniums - $7 to $15 per plant

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What Do Mosquito Control Services Do?

Professional companies use integrated pest management to break the mosquito life cycle and eliminate the bugs from your property. A licensed and/or trained technician will assess your property and remove standing water in containers to prevent breeding. When he/she can’t remove standing water, depending on your state laws and the company you choose, the technician may use larvicide so larvae won’t develop into adults. Then, he/she will apply a mild insecticide formula to the trees, shrubs, and foliage around your home to kill and repel adults. Recurring treatments take place on a 21-day cycle.

How Can I Get Rid of Gnats, Wasps, Fleas, and Other Pests?

Different types of pests require different control methods. You can do some insect research and treatments on your own. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need to hire a pro. Insect control professionals charge between $100 to $300.

How to Get Rid of Flies, Gnats, Wasps, Fleas & More
MethodType of PestsAboutPrice
Glue stripsFlies, gnatsEffective but can be unsightly$5-$10
Foggers & spraysWasps, beesInsects can sting if not killed$5-$10
Bug zappersFlies, gnatsMust attract bugs in order to kill them$40-$200
Professional pest control - one timeInsects, rodentsUsually offers satisfaction guarantee$300-$550
Professional pest control - recurringInsects, rodentsUsually prevents infestation; Contract required
  • $180 initial visit;
  • $40-$45 monthly;
  • $50-$60 semi-monthly;
  • $100-$300 quarterly

Can I DIY the Project or Do I Have to Hire a Professional?

While DIY solutions can provide some relief, the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to eliminate mosquitoes is by hiring a pest control professional. Licensed pros have the necessary training to work with chemical pesticides while protecting the environment.

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