Pest control and treatment

We can arrange treatment for domestic properties which are infested with pests. Please only request this service if you are sure that you need treatment. If a treatment is not carried out, there will be no refund due to the costs incurred by the council and the contractor attending the property.

You can request the service using our online form:

request a pest treatment

Before you start

This service covers household pests, including:

  • rats
  • mice
  • wasps
  • fleas
  • houseflies
  • fruit flies
  • silverfish

and garden pests such as the following where they are gaining access to the house in large numbers:

  • slugs
  • ants
  • woodlice (slaters)
  • snails

    We do not treat:

    • bed bugs
    • bumble bees
    • honey bees*
    • cockroaches
    • moles
    • rabbits
    • woodworm

    * We can provide details of local beekeepers who may be prepared to remove the swarm. We will only consider arranging a treatment if the swarm has gained access to a house or outbuilding.

    Prices from 1 April 2017 are:

    • rats and mice £50.20 including VAT per treatment
    • insects and wasps £44.40 including VAT per treatment

    Following your request for the service, treatment will be carried out within two working days.

    If you live in a council house, contact the housing service via ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.