Advice and treatment
The control of rodents is a fundamental element of managing public health. We provide advice and treatment services covering a range of domestic pests, such as rats, mice, fleas, wasps and other insects.
The council also offers a competitive assessment and contract service for commercial properties.
Ridding your premises of pests
This is a job best done by experts - our staff are fully trained to get rid of the pests. The type of treatment involved will depend on the type of pest and the location to be treated. Our operative will make a thorough survey to establish the nature and extent of the problem and may also leave test baits to get a clearer picture of what needs to be done.
A treatment programme will then be prepared and discussed with you, taking particular account of the need to ensure the safety of children and pets. We will provide you with written information on any poisons used and provide emergency contact information should you have any health or safety concerns.
We offer treatments for:
PLEASE NOTE The council charge a non-refundable fee in advance for pest control treatments.
Pestport and Pestport+ Scheme
The council offer a ‘Pestport’ and ‘Pestport+’ Scheme for domestic premises whereby householders who are troubled by regular or routine pest problems associated with ants, wasps or mice can pay for up to 3 visits per year at a discounted rate.
We offer advice and contacts for:
Bees, bats and various other pests
We do not offer treatments for:
Woodworm, squirrels, birds, moles, rabbits, lice, scabies or foxes.
The council will treat for pests with an appropriate "professional" grade pesticide. These contain different active ingredients, in most cases, to commercially available domestic pesticides. There are safety warnings on the rear of the advice sheet, which you should keep for future reference, once the pest control officer has concluded his/her visit.
Pesticides are poisonous and you should ensure that any pesticides we leave in your property are not tampered with, and that animals are kept away from the treated area. The Pest Control Officer will advise accordingly. On rare occasions with insect treatments, it may be necessary for you to vacate a room, part of a premises or a whole premises for a period of time after the treatment. In this unlikely event, the Pest Control Officer will advise you of the situation before and after the treatment has taken place.
The council will not accept liability for injury or ill health, resulting from failures to follow this advice.
Advice leaflets for pests
Last updated: 26th March 2013