The Council no longer offers a pest control service as it is the responsibility of property owners/occupiers to keep their land free of rats and mice.
If you have a problem with pests at your property you may be interested in various online advice guides available from the British Pest Control Association which provide self-help advice.
If self-help is not a feasible option, then you may like to call in a pest control contractor. Both the BCPA and National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) have a list of members which you can search to find contact details of a contractor in your area.
When looking for a pest control contractor
- get at least three quotations
- find out if there is a call out fee or fixed charge
- find out what service will be provided and guarantee
- ensure they have insurance cover
- check their qualifications
- consider personal recommendations from friends, neighbours or colleagues
Where the owner or occupier does not deal with a rodent infestation on their premises the Council's Environmental Health Officers may take enforcement action against them to ensure that their land and property is not infested with rats and mice.
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