Pest control for the Hambleton area

Find out which pests we can treat if you are a resident or business in the Hambleton area, and what our treatment fees are.

All our pest control officers have up-to-date qualifications and knowledge on pest control laws. Our staff are trained to the highest standard under The Royal Society of Health – Pest Control (RSHPC).

Treatments

Our pest control service will provide treatments for: 

  • rats 
  • mice inside the home 
  • ants 
  • fleas 
  • moles 
  • grey squirrels 
  • cluster flies 
  • wasps 
  • moths 
  • beetles 
  • cockroaches 

We also offer a pest management service for businesses. Our commercial contracts include food produces, farms, nursing homes and schools. 

Please note that we do not provide a service for: 

  • pigeons 
  • red squirrels 
  • foxes  
  • bees 

Fees and charges

Payment is per treatment.  

The pest control officer will assess the property and discuss when is best to start the treatment. Complete eradication of the pest cannot be guaranteed. 

For domestic and commercial premises, an initial advice visit costs £59.63 including VAT (£49.69 ex VAT). If the treatment is completed at this advice visit, the advice visit payment would be deducted from the cost of the treatment.

Reduced rates for those receiving means-tested benefits

If you are in receipt of means-tested benefits you will be charged at a reduced rate. This includes those receiving: 

  • housing benefit and council tax reduction
  • income support
  • pension credit guarantee
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – income based
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance – income based
  • Universal Credit

We will need to see proof that you are in receipt of a benefit for this discount to apply.

Treatment fees for domestic premises

The following fees and charges apply from 1 April 2024:

Domestic premises Standard fees Means-tested benefits fees

Advice visit

No treatment needed, including if called out and bees found.

£67.00
(£55.83 + VAT)
£33.50
(£27.92 + VAT)

Appointment cancelled

Either on the day of the appointment or after midday the day before, or missed appointment.

£67.00 
(£55.83 + VAT)
£33.50
(£27.92 + VAT)

Rats

This is for a maximum of three visits per treatment to a private/domestic dwelling with limited outbuildings. Larger premises will have a contract rate applied.

£108.00
(£90.00 + VAT)
£54.00
(£41.00 + VAT)

Mice

This is for a maximum of three visits per treatment to a private/domestic dwelling with limited outbuildings. Larger premises will have a contract rate applied.

£98.40
(£82.00 + VAT)
£49.20
(£41.00 + VAT)

Wasps

We do not treat bees. If an officer is called out and bees not wasps are present, there will be no refund of the fee.

£73.00
(£60.83 + VAT)
£36.50
(£30.42 + VAT)

Ants

£87.00 
(£72.50 + VAT)
£43.50
(£36.25 + VAT)

Cluster flies

This includes two loft spaces

Each additional loft

£90.00 
(£75.00 + VAT)

£22.50
(£18.75 + VAT)

£45.00
(£37.50 + VAT)

£11.26 
(£9.38 + VAT)

Fleas

Up to three bedrooms 

Each additional bedroom 

£180.00 
(£150.00 + VAT)

£45.00
(£37.50 + VAT)

£90.00 
(£75.00 + VAT)

£22.50
(£18.75 + VAT)

Carpet moths

Up to three bedrooms 
 
Each additional bedroom 

£107.27
(£89.39 + VAT)

£26.82 
(£22.35 + VAT)

£53.64
(£44.70 + VAT)

£13.42 
(£11.18 + VAT)

Cockroaches

Each visit

£89.30
(£74.42 + VAT)
£44.65
(£37.21 + VAT)

Grey squirrels

This is for a maximum of three visits per treatment inside private/domestic dwellings only 

£175.20
(£146.00 + VAT)
£87.60
(£73.00 + VAT)

Moles

This is for a maximum of three visits per treatment within a private/domestic garden (final fee may be adjusted subject to survey of the garden)

£89.30
(£74.42 + VAT)
£44.65
(£37.21 + VAT)

Treatment fees for commercial premises

The following fees and charges apply from 1 April 2024: 

Commercial premises  Ex VAT  With VAT  Clarifications 

Rodent destruction

Commercial. Contract per hour 

£76.86 £92.23 Minimum contract of two hours.
 
Normally visits are spaced at eight weekly intervals or as agreed with customer.

Insect destruction

Commercial. Contract per hour 

£76.86 £92.23 This is an hourly rate.

Treatments and substances

Our Pest Control Officers are fully trained in the use of pesticides, all of which are applied in line with the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.

You will receive treatment advice during the visit and will be given a record of the chemicals used. You should keep this information, and if an accident should occur show it to your doctor or vet.  

The officer will: 

  • only use materials and methods approved by the Government’s Advisory Committee on Pesticides - these are designed to get rid of the pests in a humane way without harming other creatures 
  • tell you the about the method they will use to treat the problem and whether you need to take precautions, such as keeping children or pets away during treatment 
  • place baits laid down to destroy pests where they could be attractive to other animals in appropriate containers 

Substances used

The following table shows a list of all the substances we use to control pests along with a link to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) safety data sheet.

Use Product name and COSHH link Special hazards and advice
Insects Bayer Crawling Insect Killer (Cyphenothrin mix)
  • pressurised container
  • extremely flammable
  • carbon monoxide may be released
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Insects Coopex Maxi Smoke Generator
  • contains potassium chlorate (an oxidising agent) 
  • produces copious fumes rapidly 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Cockroach Due Pont Advion Cockroach Gel Bait
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Insects Fendona 6SC
  • carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, organochloric compounds can be released
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical protective clothing
Wasps Ficam D
  • dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit
Fleas Beapher Fleatec Spray
  • extremely flammable aerosol
  • pressurised container – may burst if heated
  • very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects
Ants Maxforce Any Gel Bait
  • dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit 
Insects Pybuthrin 33
  • dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus 
Wasps Wasp Nest Destroyer
  • containers can burst or explode 
  • carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide can be released
Rodents Contrac Blox
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing
Rodents Bell None Toxic Detex Blox
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing
Rodents Racumin Foam
  • dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit 
Rodents Ratak Cut Wheat
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Rodents Ratimor Brodifacoum
  • carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides can be released 
  • in case of fire wear self-contained breathing apparatus 
Rodents Ratimor Brodifacoum S/B Sachets
  • carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides can be released 
  • in case of fire wear self-contained breathing apparatus 
Rodents Rodent Indicator Blocks
  • none
Rodents Sakarat Bromabait
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Rodents Sakarat D Liquid Bait
  • dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit 
Rodents Sakarat D Wholewheat
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Rodents Solo Blox
  • dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit 
Rodents Sorexa D
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical protective clothing
Rodents Storm Secure Blox
  • carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides can be released 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical protective clothing 
Rodents Talon Soft Tubes
  • fire will produce dense black smoke containing hazardous products on combustion 
  • wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus 
Rodents Talon Wax Blocks
  • none
Rodents Bell None Toxic Detex Blox
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing
Rodents Supercontrac Blox913041
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical protective clothing
Insects Bayer Flying Insect
  • pressurised container 
  • extremely flammable 
  • carbon monoxide may be released 
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus 
Insects Hoy Hoy Roach Trap
  • wear self-contained respiratory equipment and full protective suit
  • use CO2, dry chemical powder, foam
  • prevent runoff into water
Insects Effect Ultimum Professional
  • wear self-contained respiratory equipment and full protective suit
  • use CO2, dry chemical powder, foam
  • prevent runoff into water 
Insects AquaPy Micro insecticide
  • wear self-contained respiratory equipment and full protective suit
  • use CO2, dry chemical powder, foam
  • prevent runoff into water
Insects Vazor Fumigator
  • wear self-contained respiratory equipment and full protective suit 
  • use CO2, dry chemical powder, foam 
  • prevent runoff into water 
Rodents Sakarat Warfarin Whole Wheat
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus
Rodents Sakarat Brodikill Whole Wheat
  • wear self-contained breathing apparatus

Rats

How to reduce rat sightings

We are seeing an increase in the number of rat infestations due to the popularity of compost heaps, putting out bird feed and intensifying agriculture. To prevent rats coming into your property: 

  • seal gaps around pipes going through walls, gaps under sheds and repair broken airbricks 
  • make sure dustbin lids fit closely and household waste is disposed of properly 
  • make sure compost heaps are controlled 
  • avoid accumulations of rubbish, overgrown areas in the garden, piles of timber, and clear areas that may offer shelter or nesting material 
  • clean up pet droppings around your property on a daily basis 
  • remove bird feeding and do not place food for birds on the ground 

How to treat a rat problem

Landowners have a legal duty to ensure land is kept free from rats and mice. It is essential that action to deal with rats is taken as soon as possible.

We can treat rodent issues – see our fees and charges section for relevant costs. If the rate population is large and covers a number of properties in the area, Environmental Health can assist in the investigation.

Bees, wasps and hornets

How to identify bees from wasps/hornets

We do not treat bees or remove them from your property, but we will still charge a call out fee. Help us avoid this scenario by identifying bees before calling us.

Bumblebees

 

Image
Four images of bumblebees on flowers. Bumblebees are round and very hairy with a yellow, white or orange band on their tails.
  • are round and very hairy with a yellow, white or orange band on their tails 
  • make a very loud, buzzing sound 
  • are about the size of a 50p piece 
  • tend to live in old bird boxes, compost heaps, under decking and in holes in the ground 

Leave them alone if possible as they are under threat of extinction. Bumblebees are an important pollinator and rarely sting.

Honeybees

 

Image
Two honeybees and a swarm of honeybees. Honeybees have golden brown or dark bands and are slightly furry.
  • are golden brown or have dark bands, and are slightly furry 
  • tend to form in clumps hanging from trees, gate posts and chimneys, or swirl around in the air in their thousands 
  • are slightly bigger than a housefly, but smaller than a bluebottle 

Contact your local British Beekeepers Association swarm coordinator if you have a swarm of honey bees. 

Wasps 

 

Image
Two wasps and a wasps nest. They are smooth-bodied and bright yellow with thick black stripes.
  • have smooth-bodies and are bright yellow with thick black stripes 
  • tend to live in roofs or round nests in trees or sheds 
  • have a high-pitched buzz 
  • are about the size of a bluebottle fly 

Contact us to treat a wasp issue.

Hornets 

 

Image
Close up of a hornet on a leaf. They are black and brown with a hint of orange and big curved tail.
  • are generally bigger than bees and wasps 
  • have a very loud, low buzz 
  • are black and brown with a hint of orange with a big curved tail 
  • tend to live in roofs and sheds 

Contact us to deal with a hornets issue. 

Contact us

Contact us to report a pest problem. Please have the following details to hand: 

  • name 
  • telephone number 
  • email address 
  • address of where the pest problem is 
  • type of pest 
  • either your council tax reduction number or a debit card/credit card