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Animal and pest control

Animal and pest control

Our team of environmental health officers and pest control officers can respond to enquiries and requests for help with the following pests:

  • ants
  • bats
  • bees
  • bedbugs
  • biscuit beetles
  • carpet beetles
  • cockroaches
  • feral pigeons
  • fleas
  • grey squirrels
  • mice
  • mites
  • rats
  • silverfish
  • wasps

The team can:

  • help identify the particular animal or insect
  • arrange for a treatment to be carried out
  • advise on what steps to take to resolve a problem

All telephone advice is given free of charge and we aim to offer you an appointment within 48 hours.

We are happy to visit you at home and give you advice about your pest problem. The cost of home advice visits is £20 (no concessions). 

If you book a treatment, the home visit is included in the treatment price.

Pest control fees for 2016/2017

  Full fee Concessionary fee*
Rats    £45           £35
Mice    £45           £35
Cockroaches        £45           £35
Wasps    £45           £35
Ants    £60           £50
Fleas    £70           £55
Bedbugs   £100           £80

All domestic fees include VAT. Prices are correct at 1 January 2016.

* Concessionary charge applies to anyone currently in receipt of housing benefit or council tax support.

Commercial contracts

We also provide pest control contracts for businesses. Please contact 01246 345 345 or fill in the online form.

Insect identification service

Officers are able to identify the majority of common pests and will be happy to give you details of any strange insect which you may find, free of charge.

In the rare event that we cannot identify an insect, we will send the specimen to a special laboratory for identification on your behalf.

More information

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Last updated on 25 July 2017