We provide advice and treatment services covering a range of domestic pests such as rats, mice, fleas and wasps. This service is for domestic premises only and adheres to our Pest Control policy.
No treatment in commercial premises will be undertaken
The following treatment/charges are for 2013.
- The Pest Control service will be provided within the boundary of domestic premises only for the eradication of:
- Rats inside and outside
- Mice inside
- Wasps inside and outside
- Squirrels (in Council owned properties)
- Bed bugs
- Any other insect pests, advice only
- From 1st January 2013 to 31st March 2014 the cost of pest control treatments is £42.83 for each of the following treatments listed below (for chargeable treatments you will be required to pay for your treatment in advance. You can now pay by debit card over the phone whilst you make an appointment for your treatment.)
- There is no charge for rats (inside or outside) or mice inside the property.
- Out of hours service is only available in emergency circumstances and is at the discretion of the Head of Environmental Health.
- Every person requesting the service will be charged including Council tenants, private tenants, owner occupiers and landlords.
- The following service times will be met subject to the workload of the pest control service. The appointment system may not always accommodate these time periods.
- Rats inside 1 working day
- Advice and guidance 2 working days
- Bed Bugs 5 working days
- Cockroaches inside 5 working days
- Fleas inside 5 working days
- Mice inside 5 working days
- Wasps Inside/Outside 5 working days
- Rats Outside 5 working days
From 1st April 2013 the new fees for Coackroaches, Fleas, Cluster Flies and Bed Bugs:
Standard Fee - £38.52 / Out of Hours Fee - £60.45
During a recent survey investigating the reasons why rats were found on residential gardens, the pest control team found that during the three months (November 2008 – January 2009), 27% of the rat infestations that were dealt with in gardens in the Bolsover district were due to bird feeding. Using the wrong sort of waste in a compost bin can also attract rats. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has guidance on Good Composting Practice.
Whilst the authority appreciates the joy of feeding birds and encouraging them into your garden, sensible feeding is important, so as not to encourage unwelcome visitors. Advice on feeding birds responsibly is available from the RSPB website.
Since 1st October 2006, all local authorities have a legal duty to have regard to the conservation of biodiversity in exercising their functions. As a consequence, the authority does not provide a service for the destruction of any species of Bees, except in exceptional circumstances.
You can download information about bees below:
Bats are protected by law. For more details on bats, there is information on the Natural England website.
There are a number of useful websites that provide information and advice on insects, conservation and the environment including:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:01
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