Pest control

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


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)


    Up to three visits


    Rats – Dacorum Card

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


    Rats – Dacorum Borough Council housing tenant

    Up to three visits



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



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


    Wasps/Hornets (One 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 (two bedrooms and two living rooms - only £15 per additional room)


    Squirrels Up to three visits £120

    Cluster flies

    One treatment



    Per hour (minimum one hour)


    Call out - advice

    No pest treated – called out for advice only


     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 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 (PDF 280KB)

 Bedbugs (PDF 347KB)

 Cluster flies (PDF 175KB)

 Cockroaches (PDF 184KB)

 Fleas (PDF 324KB)

 Glis Glis (PDF 264KB)

 Mice (PDF 318KB)

 Rats (PDF 264KB)

 Silverfish (PDF 173KB)

 Squirrels (PDF 274KB)

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

 Wasps (PDF 229KB)

 Urban foxes (PDF 463KB) 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

Residents: Call 01442 228000 and ask for 'pest control'
Business customers: Call 01442 228543

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