This is a service provided for pests that are considered to be a risk to public health or food safety including rats, house mice, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and wasps. A service may also be provided to control pests that may become a nuisance in houses such as insect pests (beetles, flies, etc), mammals or birds.
Advice can be given on a wide range of pest control matters and we also provide an insect identification service.
All pest control staff are qualified to Royal Society for the Promotion of Health standards.
Note: Pesticides can only be applied when the presence of pests has been proven.
Where multiple visits are required:
- at the first visit, the Pest Control Officer will assess / survey the premises and determine location of poison bait boxes.
- at the second visit, the Pest Control Officer will check that the poison bait is being taken.
- at the third visit, the Pest Control Officer will check the treatment has been completed satisfactorily and remove poison bait boxes.
From 1 April 2016 the following charges will apply.
There is a call out charge of £32.50 included in the cost. You will be refunded the difference if no treatment is found to be necessary.
|Type of pest||Detail||Charge £|
(including VAT @ 20%)
|Wasps or other insects|
|Fleas||Cost covers up to 3 visits (where necessary)|
|Mice or rats||Cost covers up to 3 visits (where necessary)||£65.00|
(including feral pigeons)
|Cost covers up to 3 visits (where necessary)||£65.00|
Note: Local bee keepers may remove swarms of honey bees when they pose a problem. Contact the Pest Control Service for details.
Requesting the service
If you suspect your home has a flea infestation, contact the Council's Contact Centre for further advice on how to prepare your property prior to treatment. Telephone: 01422 288002.
Payment in advance is required for all domestic treatments. The payment can be made over the phone using a debit or credit card (telephone: 01422 288002), or you can call into your local council office and pay over the counter.
The service can be provided as either a one-off treatment or on a contract basis. We are also able to provide quotes for proofing buildings against pigeons.
|Type of pest||Charge £ per hour|
includes materials (including VAT @ 20%)
|Mice or rats||£81.30|
Contracts are priced individually on application: a free, no obligation survey will be carried out.
- 01422 288002.