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Pest control

The council does not provide a service for the removal of Insects – including bees, wasps and ants – or birds and small mammals.

If you would like to report a bee swarm, for more information please visit the British Beekeepers Association website.

You should contact a specialist provider. DIY pest control treatments are often available from good DIY shops, ironmongers, garden centres and pet shops. Always follow the instructions very carefully.

You can find information about a wide range of pests on the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) website.

Laws and regulations

We have a duty under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to ensure that, so far as it is practicable, the area 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.

Last reviewed: November 21, 2023 by Qi

Next review due: May 21, 2024

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