To help limit the spread of Coronavirus pest control officers have to restrict their visits – if you have placed an order we will ring you to discuss.
We are currently only treating for rats indoors, wasp nests if the treatment can be carried out externally. Other pest control treatment requests will be considered if they are essential and we can apply Covid-19 controls.
What we do:
Wealden District Council provides rat, mice, wasp and other pest control treatments for Wealden residents.
Wealden District Council offers a wide range of services to treat pests in your home or business. We employ fully qualified and insured Pest Control Officers who can give advice free of charge over the telephone on request. If you are unsure about the type of pest you have, an advice visit can be arranged for which there is a charge. The charge can be offset against a treatment arising out of the visit.
Please use our online form to request a Pest Control Visit and make your payment. Alternatively you can request your treatment over the phone by calling us on 01323 443322. Our Pest Control Officer will contact you and make an appointment.
Payment is required prior to a visit taking place and our charges are below.
Advice telephone call. Cost Free
Survey or advice visit. Cost £70 (Refunded if treatment carried out)
Wealden residents who receive Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Pension Credit Guarantee will be charged £35
We are only currently doing treatments for rats indoors.
Standard treatment (includes a maximum of 3 visits in a 3 month period). Cost £70
If you are receiving Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee. Cost £35
Requests for treatments are only accepted between May and early November. Outside these times please request and Advice Telephone Call.
First nest. Cost £50
Additional nests (on same visit). Cost £12
Complete treatment for a maximum of 4 rooms. Cost £100
Each additional room. Cost £25
Bedbugs – may be treated within a domestic property on quoted price – book an advice call to discuss.
Standard treatment (one to four visits). Cost £100
Any subsequent visit. Cost £25
Mice. Cost £100
Squirrels – can be treated if within the property on quoted price – book an advise call to discuss.
What you can expect
Once we have received your request the Pest Control Officer will contact you as soon as he can. He will discuss your requirements and advise on the best course of action. You may be asked to do some work before treatment begins, for example not feeding the birds or any other wildlife.
The Officer will make an appointment with you to conduct the treatment. We prefer that you are present at the treatment but it is not always necessary. Safety literature will be left so you know what products have been used and where they are located. Other than insects most pest treatments will need two visits. When the treatment is over we will collect any equipment and unused product.
We do not provide a service for removing bees, however local beekeepers are often willing to collect a swarm. For advice on swarms or to find a local beekeeper please visit British Beekeepers’ Association (external link)