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Pest control

We do not provide a pest control service but there are many local pest control operatives available. The British Pest Control Association and the National Pest Technicians Association provide a list of trusted pest control companies.

Unfortunately as a Local Authority we cannot provide recommendations, nor advise on their quality or suitability. We advise that you carry out necessary checks, including confirmation of cost and extent of the service required before proceeding. It is also advisable to gain more than one quote. 

The responsibility for controlling pests lies with the owner or occupier. However, we will investigate and take appropriate action on insects from industrial trade or business premises (not domestic premises) that are prejudicial to health or a nuisance and on properties that need clearing and cleaning of vermin.

We also have powers to require rats or mice to be destroyed on land that isn’t agricultural land and for that land to be kept free of them. In either of these cases please contact us.


If you need help with swarms of bees you can use the postcode search to find local beekeepers who will come and remove them for you.

For more general information on bees these links might be useful: