Fareham Borough Council offers a pest control service for the eradication of rodent and certain insect infestations.
How much does it cost?
The treatment for rats in domestic premises is free.
Treatment for mice in domestic premises carries a non-refundable charge of £34, unless you receive job seekers allowance or income/pension support, in which case it is free.
The treatment for fleas, wasps and certain other insects in any premises and for rodents in commercial premises, carries a minimum charge of £68.
Residents and businesses who miss the appointment will be charged £34.
However, individuals in receipt of income support are not normally required to pay for any pest control treatment.
Wasps, fleas, carpet beetles, rats and mice
- We provide free treatment to eradicate of rats in homes but a charge is payable (320 KB) for mice. The charge will be made before treatment unless you receive job seekers allowance or income/pension support, in which case it is free. If this is the case, please tell our agent when phoning to book an appointment or to get further advice on 01329 236100. We will need proof of benefits.
- Insect infestations eg wasps, fleas or carpet beetles can be treated but this is a chargeable service. A charge will be made (320 KB) before treatment unless you are on job seekers allowance or income/pension support. If this is the case please tell our agent when phoning to book an appointment or for further advice on 01329 236100. We will need proof of benefits.
- Our pest control officer will visit between 08.30 and 16:00 although appointments will be made for am (08.30 - 12:00) or pm (12:30 - 16:00) only. We are unable to provide timed or weekend appointments
- We will charge a fee (320 KB) in all cases for missed first appointments unless you give us 24 hours notice.
- We are unable to provide a service for pigeons, squirrels, foxes and bees. If you are being effected by a swarm of honey bees or you require information on other types of bees, you can contact the British Bee Keepers Association via their website www.bbka.org.uk or telephone on 0871 811 2282, where you can obtain details of a bee collector in your area. Opening hours are Mon - Fri 09:00 to 17:00. Alternatively, you can visit Fareham and District Beekeepers Association at www.fdbka.co.uk .
- Under the Prevention of Damage by Pests 1949, we have powers to ensure landowners keep their properties free from rats and mice or items that may provide harbour for them. If you have a complaint about this please contact us.
We provide a chargeable pest control service for commercial premises. This will be charged per hour plus materials (320 KB). If you are interested in a pest control contract please contact us on 01329 236100 and ask for pest control.
- If you feed wild animals and birds in your garden, remember the food may also attract rodents to the area. We suggest that you put the food in sturdy, pest proof containers above the ground and clear fallen debris from the ground regularly
- Rats are well known inhabitants of the foul water sewerage system, so please ensure you maintain any pipe work for which you are responsible.
Further information is available about:
If you would like to use this service please telephone us on 01329 236100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.