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Pest control for residents

We treat a variety of pests in domestic properties for all residents of the Borough. There are discounts for council tenants and Dacorum Card holders. Click to see our price list.

If you have seen evidence of pests in your home or garden and would like to book a treatment, please phone our Customer Service Centre on 01442 228000 and ask for Pest Control.
We will process your payment over the phone (you will need a credit or debit card to do this) and make an appointment for one of our officers to visit your property to carry out the treatment. We can offer appointments between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. We are unable to carry out treatments during the evenings, weekends or bank holidays.


The current charges for our domestic pest control treatments are as follows:



What is included in treatment charge

£ (Inclusive of VAT)


Up to three visits


Rats – Dacorum Card

Up to three visits – proof of card will need to be seen at visit


Rats – Dacorum Council Housing Tenant

Up to three visits



Up to three visits – mice will only be treated inside the home



Up to three visits ( 2 bedrooms & 2 living rooms - only £17 per additional room)


Wasps/Hornets (1 Nest)

One nest killed – please note the actual nest will not be removed


Wasps/Hornets - Additional Nest

To be paid for and booked in at the time of the initial nest booking



One nest killed



Up to three visits ( 2 bedroom & 2 living rooms - only £17 per additional room)


Cluster fly

One treatment



Per hour (minimum one hour)


Call out - advice

No pest treated – called out for advice only



Pest control for businesses

We provide cost-effective pest control services to businesses which cover a variety of rodents and insects. Our service is tailored to the needs of each individual business.

For more information, or to book a free survey of your premises, please email or phone the Pest Control team on 01442 228543.

Advice on common pests

Find out how you can prevent some of the more common pests that you might come across:

Ants leaflet (PDF 224 KB)

Bedbugs domestic (PDF 347 KB)

Cluster flies leaflet (PDF 238 KB)

Cockroach leaflet (PDF 219 KB)

Flea leaflet (PDF 246 KB)

Glis Glis leaflet (PDF 251 KB)

Mice leaflet (PDF 266 KB)

Rats and domestic properties leaflet (PDF 251 KB).

Silverfish leaflet (PDF 214 KB)

Squirrels leaflet (PDF 252 KB)

Wasp leaflet (PDF 281 KB)

Urban foxes leaflet (PDF 463 KB) For advice on dealing with urban foxes, please see the Fox Project website.

For information on dealing with swarms of honey bees, please see the British Bee Keepers Association website.

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