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Pest control

We provide a comprehensive pest control service in Bexhill, Battle, Rye, the district of Rother and surrounding areas.

Rother District council can offer a wide range of services to treat pests that can invade your home or business. We employ a fully qualified and insured pest control officer who can give free advice over the telephone upon request. If you are unsure about the type of pest you may have, an advice visit can be arranged for which there is a £48 charge. Rother residents who receive Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit or Pension Credit Guarantee will be charged £24. The charge can be offset against a treatment arising out of the visit.

The fee for treating rats in your home is £48. Rother residents who receive Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit or Pension Credit Guarantee will be charged £24.

Before you ask for a treatment for rats outside your property please move any food sources that are attracting rats, in particular bird feeders and/or compost heaps. Cutting back vegetation will also deter rats from around a property. The pest control officer can give you telephone advice free of charge but payment is required for all treatments.

Payment is required prior to a visit taking place and our prices are shown below.

Rats (domestic premises)

 

Standard treatment (includes a maximum of 3 visits in a 3 month period)
Charges are for visits, there are no additional charges for treatments.

£48

If occupier in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or  Pension Credit Guarantee

£24

Advice

 

Advice telephone call

Free

Survey or advice visit

£48

Rother residents who receive Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit or Pension Credit Guarantee will be charged £24.

Wasps (all premises - domestic and commercial)

 

First nest

£50

Additional nests (on same visit)

£12

Fleas in domestic premises

 

Complete treatment for a maximum of 4 rooms

£96

Each additional room

£24

Mice, small mammals and cockroaches in domestic premises

 

Standard treatment (one to four visits)

£96

Any subsequent visit

£24

Other pests

 

Currently unavailable

normally from £120

Commercial premises

 

Currently unavailable

normally from £120

 

Request a treatment

Please use our online form to request and pay for your treatment. Our Pest Control Officer will then contact you to make an appointment.

What you can expect

Once we have received your request the pest control officer will contact you as soon as he can. He will discuss your requirements and advise on the best course of action. You may be asked to do some work before treatment begins, for example not feeding the birds or any other wildlife. The officer will make an appointment with you to conduct the treatment. We prefer that you are present at the treatment but it is not always necessary. Safety literature may be left so you know what products have been used and where they are located. Other than insects most pest treatments will need two visits. When the treatment is over we will collect any equipment and unused product.

Please read our pdf icon Pest Control terms and conditions [80kb].

If you'd like further detail on specific pests, please see our leaflets page.

We do not provide a service for the removal of bees. However local bee keepers are often willing to collect a swarm. Please see our Advice on Bees page for more information.

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