Pest control

We provide a pest control service for the treatment of rats, wasps and other pests in domestic properties.

We do not provide a pest control service for commercial or non-domestic properties, nor do we provide pesticides for your own use.

To request treatment please contact us. We will need your name, address, a contact number and the exact nature and location of the problem. Your details will be passed to our contractors, Opkill Ltd, who will contact you within 24 hours to arrange a visit.  You will need to be present at the time of treatment.

The following charges apply 1 April 2017 and are inclusive of VAT.

Rats, mice and squirrels

Treatment of rats for each total treatment - £66.00

Treatment of mice for each total treatment - £69.00

Treatment of grey squirrels for up to three visits - £74.40

Wasps

Standard treatment of wasps for each total treatment (these will be the jobs at low level that do not pose access problems or require the use of ladders or other equipment to reach the nest safely) - £42.00

Treatment of wasps using ladders or lances for each total treatment - £42.00

Treatment of wasps requiring hire of additional access equipment and two people for each total treatment - £60.00

An additional nest treated at the same time as above - £12.00

No treatment will be carried out before you have received and accepted a quote. Wasps will not return to a destroyed nest. Any return may be due to a treatment failure, as such we will return and re-treat free of charge.

Bees

We are very responsible with all bee activity. If a swarm is out in the open with an accessible queen, our contractors will arrange for a bee keeper to remove them. If they are in the fabric of a building and cannot be safely removed and a resident is concerned for their own or others' safety then our contractors will agree to treat them. Any treatment of bees will be carried out on the basis of an individual quotation.

Insects

Treatment of fleas, bed bugs, cockroaches and cluster flies for each total treatment - £50.40

Treatment of other insect pests for each total treatment - £42.00

Frequently asked questions

Q. Why is there a charge for the treatment of pests?
A. They are classified as nuisance pests for which the Council has no statutory duty to investigate or treat.

Q. Will it affect my domestic pets?
A. It is important that they are not in the room whilst it is being treated or for four hours afterwards whilst insecticide dries.

Q. Will the treatment affect my furniture?
A. No - the product is water based

Q. How long does it take for the poison to have any effect?
A. Between 7 and 10 days

Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. As long as it takes to eradicate the pest - usually up to 8 weeks for rodents

Q. Will the council remove dead rats?
A. Only if undertaking a treatment programme at those premises and only if they are accessible.