Pest control

We offer a free service to deal with rats and mice. We also offer a free service to deal with bed bugs if you get certain benefits.

Rats and mice

We offer a free service to deal with rats and mice in residential premises in the borough. SDK Environmental (trading as DialAPest) provide this service on our behalf.

You can arrange an appointment online or by calling Call DialAPest on 08444 828 323 (local rate charges apply).

You must accept the DialAPest Terms and conditions before any work can take place.

Bed bugs

If you get the following benefits there is a free service to treat bed bugs:

  • Income Support
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) means tested element

You can arrange an appointment online or by calling Call DialAPest on 08444 828 323 (local rate charges apply).

You must accept the DialAPest Terms and conditions before any work can take place. You will also be required to show proof of benefit and a utility bill to the pest technician.

Wasps and other pests

We do not offer a free service to deal with any other pests. If you have a pest problem you can get a quote online from our contractor SDK.

Some fees for private treatments are reduced for residents who receive certain means tested benefits, but you must check eligibility before booking.

You can also get in touch with another pest control company.

Stray dogs

Find out more about our process for dealing with stray dogs.

Advice about urban animals

Foxes

Download our Foxes information sheet(pdf, 3047KB) or visit The Fox Project or The Fox Website.

Pigeons

Download our Pigeons information sheet(pdf, 1229KB) or visit The Pigeon Control Advisory Service.

Squirrels

Download our Squirrels information sheet(pdf, 173KB).

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Updated: 22 August 2014