Pest control


Pest control

Rother Council provides rat, mice, wasp and other pest control treatments for Rother residents.

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 charge. The charge can be offset against a treatment arising out of the visit.

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.


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




Advice telephone call


Survey or advice visit

£60 (Refunded if treatment carried out)

Rother residents who receive Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Pension Credit Guarantee will be charged £30.

Wasps (all premises - domestic and commercial)

Orders for wasps are only accepted between May and early November. Outside these times please request an advice call


First nest


Additional nests (on same visit)


Fleas in domestic premises


Complete treatment for a maximum of 4 rooms


Each additional room


Cockroaches and lice in domestic premises


Standard treatment (one to four visits)


Any subsequent visit







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 [79kb].

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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