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Pest control

We offer a free treatment service for rats in private domestic properties and contract services for local businesses.

Pest control for residents

We provide a free treatment for rats in domestic properties for both home owners and council tenants.

If you have seen evidence of rats in your home or garden, please phone our Customer Service Centre on 01442 228000 and ask for Pest Control. We will make an appointment for one of our officers to visit your property, carry out a survey and begin the treatment if necessary.

For more information on rats and what you can do to protect your property yourself, please download our   rats and domestic properties leaflet (PDF 251 KB).

Pest control for businesses

We provide cost-effective pest control services to businesses which cover a variety of rodents and insects. We offer contracts that are tailored to the needs of each business.

For more information or to book a free survey of your premises, please email  or phone the 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)

  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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