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Pest Control

RatPest Control in West Somerset

In order to control pests throughout the District, West Somerset Council offers a subsidised range of pest control treatments for domestic properties.

From 1 May 2013 the following charges apply for domestic pest treatments: 

Pest SDK Price per treatment (includes VAT at 20%)

2nd treatment and any further nests treated at the same time

Rats (up to four visits) £58.00
Mice (up to three visits) £58.00
Squirrels (up to three visits) £110.00
Bedbugs  £78.00
Cockroaches  £78.00
Fleas  £78.00
Black Ants  £65.00
Cluster flies  £110.00
Spray treatments are based on a 3 bedroom house
*There is a charge of £17.50 for each additional room.
              £17.50 per extra room

With regard to the new prices, there is now no financial support for this service and consequently no benefit discount for any pest treatment.

To request a pest control service please complete the online form on the dialapest website. This service is undertaken by contractors and they will be in contact to arrange the treatment  Payment will need to be made to the contractor on their first visit.

You Can Contact DialAPest directly on 08444 828 321 between 9am and 5pm seven day's a week. Calls cost around 5 pence per Minute from a BT landline, Calls from other networks or mobiles may be considerable more. Should you require further information please contact the Council on 01643 703704.

A comprehensive professional pest control service is available for commercial premise at competitive rates. Please contact our preferred contractor SDK Environmental Limited trading as DialAPest to benefit from our special rates.



Business premises (prices including VAT)

Commercial Pest Control Rates

£66.00 per hour

See DialAPest’s terms and conditions. 

Please see DialAPest’s Fact sheet which gives information on the different types of pests.
**A charge may apply when a visit is made but no active wasp nest can be identified.


Unfortunately, we do not have a service for treatment of nuisance bees.

Advice leaflets

Environmental Health have produced a series of advice leaflets (found under Related Documents) for the most common pest enquiries we get in West Somerset. 

If you have any comments, enquiries or feedback about any of our services, please complete the online form.  Your comments will be collated and used to improve the service we provide.