Pest Control

The Council no longer offers a service for the treatment of rats, mice or wasps. 
We would recommend you contact a specialist provider by looking on the Internet, in a local directory or phone book. DIY pest control treatments are often available from good DIY shops; ironmongers; garden centres and pet shops. Always follow instructions very carefully.
Information about a wide range of other pests can be found on the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) website.

Laws and regulation

We have a duty under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to ensure that the district is kept free of rats and mice. We can serve notice upon the owners or occupiers of infested land requiring that they get rid of any infestation.