Pest control for the Richmondshire area

Find out which pests we can treat if you are a resident or business in the Richmondshire area.

Pest control

Our pest control team can offer you advice on how to deal with some common household pests yourself, as well as carrying out treatments for a number of different pests in domestic and commercial premises.  

All our pest control officers are fully trained and qualified to industry standards. We are also a member of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA).


Our pest control service will provide treatments for:

  • ants
  • bedbugs
  • beetles
  • birds, including pigeons and gulls (advice only)
  • cluster flies
  • cockroaches
  • earwigs
  • fleas
  • house mice (only inside your property)
  • moles
  • moths
  • rats
  • silverfish 
  • slugs and snails 
  • wasps 
  • woodlice 

Some pest treatments will require more than one visit. Standard treatment for rats and mice at a domestic property for example will consist of three visits: 

  • inspection and baiting or trapping 
  • follow up visit to replenish bait as required 
  • final visit to remove bait/traps 


Wasps are beneficial to the garden. They collect insects and larvae to feed their own developing wasp lavae in their nests during the summer. 

By the end of the summer, the worker wasps no longer need to collect food for their young and this is when they can start to become a nuisance to us. A wasp nest by this time of the year may contain 20,000 or more wasps. With the onset of winter, the nests die out and are never reused. 

We can provide a treatment if you are concerned about a wasp nest which includes: 

  • an initial visit and assessment 
  • advice on possible infestation cause and measures to deal with it 
  • an insecticidal treatment will be applied if wasp activity is found or suspected 
  • if possible, the wasp nest will be removed or destroyed 

If no treatment is carried out, you will only pay a call-out and survey fee. 

Domestic fees and charges

Advice visit fee

A single advice visit costs £32 (including VAT). During the visit we will investigate the pest problem and advise you on how best to deal with it.

Domestic premises pest control treatment charges

The cost of a pest control treatment depends on the type of pest at your premises.

The following fees and charges apply: 

Treatment  £ domestic charge (incl VAT) 
Ants £87.00
Silver fish £87.00
Wasps £73.00
Woodlice £87.00
Rats £108.00
Mice £98.40
Cluster flies £90.00
Fleas £180.00
Bed bugs £345.00
Moths, beetles, cockroaches, earwigs £95.00
Moles Price on application
Proofing work Price on application

Pest control services for businesses

Remaining pest free

It’s important that your business premises remain pest free as infestations can cause: 

  • health risks, including salmonella, leptospirosis and stress 
  • damage to IT equipment and business assets 
  • fires and structural damage 
  • business closure due to a damaged reputation 

Food related businesses are at constant risk of having pest issues. It’s therefore good practice to employ a professional contractor to help you follow relevant legislation and codes of practice, as well as helping reduce the damage and risk of disease and contamination.   

Our pest control officer can visit your premises and offer a specific treatment regime to eradicate the issue. Alternatively we can offer you a bespoke pest management programme where regular visits are carried out to maintain a pest-free environment. 

The following fees and charges apply:

Treatment  £ commercial charge 
Per hour £51.00 plus VAT plus materials

Pest control equipment for businesses

You can buy directly from us the following pest control equipment: 

  • fly screens 
  • electronic fly killers, including annual maintenance – this can be carried out as part of a maintenance contract 
  • traps for mice, rates, moles and rabbits 
  • bed mattress protection covers 
  • bird spikes 
  • ant bait stations 

Pest management contracts

Our annual contracts are tailored to meet individual business needs. Just ask us for a free, no-obligation survey and quote. 

Our current clients include farms, schools, residential homes and food businesses. We meet current supermarket and crop-assured guidelines. 

The contracts provide: 

  • regular scheduled inspections by pest control officers 
  • regular written reports 
  • pest control monitors installed through the site 
  • a fixed price for the term of the contract, or time and materials contracts 
  • an information binder containing a summary of visits, contract specifications, site risk assessments, pesticide safety data and contact details 

The benefits of having a contract are: 

  • early detection and treatment 
  • avoidance of infestations 
  • peace of mind 

Statutory nuisance from insects

Insects can become a statutory nuisance when they are traceable to a commercial activity and there is a noticeable increase in their numbers. 

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to bring insects under the statutory nuisance regime. This only applies to relevant industrial, trade or business premises, and not to those insects coming from domestic premises. 

Likely sources of insect nuisance complaints include: 

  • poultry houses/farms 
  • sewage treatment works 
  • manure and silage storage areas 
  • animal housing 
  • stagnant ditches and drains 
  • landfill sites, refuse tips and waste transfer premises 

Contact us

For further information please contact us.