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Costs of Fumigating a House in Nigeria

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Houses are supposed to be built with good quality doors and windows. However, houses are not hermetically sealed enclosures and there are instances when things that should remain outside find their way inside. For example, many different species of insect, such as cockroaches, ants or termites, can take up residence in a house and then become difficult to eradicate. Fumigation is one method of eliminating unwanted pests from a house, though its costs vary.

Fumigation Cost in Nigeria

Fumigation employs lethal gas to exterminate pests within enclosed spaces such as homes. In fumigation, the house or other space being fumigated is either sealed off or a tent is placed completely over it. Fumigation prices vary based on square footage, generally costing from N5,000 to N10,000 per room. For example, a 3 bedroom flat  can cost between N35,000 to N50,000 to fumigate professionally.

Factors Influencing Costs

The major factor influencing the cost of a fumigation is the size of the space. Lethal gases used in fumigation only are effective when introduced in the right amounts. If your house is larger, more gas will be required at additional cost. The type of pests you’re having eradicated also can influence the cost of your home’s fumigation. A severe termite infestation, for instance, may cost much more to fumigate than a light cockroach or ant infestation.

Planning for a Fumigation

Fumigating a house isn’t a spur-of-the-moment activity and it requires careful planning. A good fumigation company will be able to provide a checklist of things to be done. Also, you’ll need a place to stay while your home is being fumigated, so plan on temporary living arrangements. The fumigation process can require three days and two nights before you can occupy your home once again.


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