Pest control

At the 10th May 2018 Cabinet meeting, Members approved the recommendation to phase out the District Council's pest control service.

The Council are continuing to honour existing commercial contracts and where possible take bookings for domestic pests for the remainder of the financial year.  The service will cease on 29th March 2019.

The pest control service is operating with one full time officer and there may be times when domestic pest bookings are unable to be taken.

In these instances the Council recommends that you obtain quotes from companies operating locally who should be able to provide a similar service.  This will enable you to determine best value for your money.  These companies can be found through the usual searches on the internet, the Local Pages or occasionally in The Forester or The Review.  As a Local Authority we are not able to provide recommendations for any individual businesses.

Pest control surveys for households

We provide competitive rates.

Survey visits are available Monday to Friday and our treatments are carried out as humanely as possible, using approved products.

To book a pest control appointment please:

Household pest control fees (including VAT)

Any treatments must be paid for in advance of the work being carried out; if no treatment is necessary you will be charged half of the published cost.

If you receive certain benefits, rats and mice can be treated for free.

Pest Cost
Rats £58 per course of treatment
Mice £58 per course of treatment
Wasps, bees & hornets £66.50 per treatment
Fleas £70 per treatment

Commercial premises

We can carry out one off treatments at an hourly rate or offer you a comprehensive pest control contract, tailor-made to meet your needs. If you opt for a contract our team will:

  • ensure your premises are regularly inspected and serviced
  • check and top-up bate as required
  • identify any potential risks
  • advise on reducing the risk of pest problems

Commercial premises pest control fees (including VAT)

Service Cost
Rats and  mice £99.75 per hour
Wasps, bees and hornets £78.75 per treatment
Fleas £99.75 per hour

Eliminate wasps in your business

The Forest of Dean District Council pest control department can help you to eliminate wasp nuisance in your business. In addition to offering a cost effective treatment for wasp nests, we can provide traps for protecting prone areas such as:

  • beer gardens and food stalls
  • cafes and restaurants
  • food businesses and rubbish bins

Using a unique pesticide and toxin free baiting system to attract wasps, the trap is an efficient and contains the wasps in the unit.

Aborted visit charge

A 50% call out fee applies for any visit where treatment can't be done due to no infestation on arrival, health and safety issues, or you fail to be at your premises at the time of the appointment.

Information on specific pests

For more information on specific pests please view the information sheets in the downloads section. If you are unsure as to whether you have an issue with wasps or bees:

  • call for advice on 01594 810000
  • or visit the relevant external links