Pest control

We offer treatment for a variety of pests both in homes in the borough and in business premises.

Services

Click on the headings below for further information on the services we offer.

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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.

    If you have seen evidence of pests in your home or garden and would like to book a treatment, please call 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:

    Pest What's included in treatment charge Cost (including VAT)

    Rats

    Up to three visits

    £55

    Rats – Dacorum Card

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

    £30

    Rats – Dacorum Borough Council housing tenant

    Up to three visits

    Free

    Mice

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

    £60

    Fleas

    Up to three visits (two bedrooms and two living rooms - only £18 per additional room)

    £110

    Wasps/Hornets (One nest)

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

    £48

    Wasps/Hornets - additional nest

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

    £15

    Ants

    One nest killed

    £73

    Cockroaches

    Up to three visits (two bedrooms and two living rooms - only £15 per additional room)

    £120

    Squirrels Up to three visits £120

    Cluster flies

    One treatment

    £73

    Other

    Per hour (minimum one hour)

    £74

    Call out - advice

    No pest treated – called out for advice only

    £40

     Glis glis Two cages, includes  two visits to dispatch Glis glis. Client can keep the trap for a period of four weeks, any additional glis trapped £25 each to dispatch £125
  • 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 your individual business.

    Contact us for more information and to book a free survey of your premises. Email pestcontrol@dacorum.gov.uk or phone us 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 280 KB)

 Bedbugs leaflet (PDF 347 KB)

 Cluster flies leaflet (PDF 175 KB)

 Cockroaches leaflet (PDF 184 KB)

 Fleas leaflet (PDF 324 KB)

 Glis Glis leaflet (PDF 264 KB)

 Mice leaflet (PDF 318 KB)

 Rats leaflet (PDF 264 KB)

 Silverfish leaflet (PDF 173 KB)

 Squirrels leaflet (PDF 274 KB)

 Wasps and bees - how to tell the difference (PDF 78KB)

 Wasps leaflet (PDF 229 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 Beekeepers Association website.

Contact us

Email: pestcontrol@dacorum.gov.uk
Telephone:
Residents: Call 01442 228000 and ask for 'pest control'
Business customers: Call 01442 228543

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