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Getting rid of pests

​​​If you have a pest infestation you can arrange a pest control visit. All treatments in domestic property must be paid in advance of treatment.​​

Unfortunately we can't treat pigeons, foxes, woodlice and slugs.

Call 0300 303 8871 to arrange a visit

Domestic prices​

Rats and mice​Free of charge​
​Public health pests
(Cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs)
  • 1 bedroom  £59
  • 2/3 bedroom £75
  • 4/5 bedroom £91
  • 6 bedroom £104, + £15 per extra room

Carpet beetles/Dermestes

  • 1 bedroom £75
  • 2/3 bedroom £91
  • 4/5 bedroom £107
  • 6 bedroom £123.90, +£17.85 per extra room
Wasps and ants£59
Squirrel treatment (3 visits)£126
Call out charge (if treatment inappropriate)£41
Re-booking fee (to change time of appointment)£24
Cancellation of appointment£23

Commercial prices

Treatment/Service​Price (including VAT)
Public health pest (rats, mice, cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs, dermestes spp. beetles etc)£103 per hour
Wasps nest

£71​ per nest (advance payment)

£116 per nest (with invoice)

Other non-public health pests (ants, squirrels 3 visits)£103 per hour
Mole treatmentQuote will be given on assessment.

Recognising pests and risks

​PestSignsHealth risk

Rats and mice

  • Holes gnawed through food wrappers, boxes, sacks and external doors.
  • Shredded scraps of paper used for nesting.
  • Gnawed chair and table legs.
  • Small black elongated droppings found where they are feeding or active.
  • Nibbled scraps around dustbins and vegetable or fruit stores.  

Rodents contaminate food and carry bacteria that can easily be transmitted to livestock, pets and humans. This bacteria causes anything from food poisoning to the sometimes fatal diseases.

We provide free rodent treatments for domestic properties because of the health risks associated with these pests.

Bees and wasps

  • A wasps' nest is usually grey or beige in colour and often found in rooftops, cavity walls, sheds, trees and flowerbeds.  

Bee and wasp stings are more likely to cause allergic reactions than other kinds of insect bites. The skin becomes red, swollen, itchy and can be painful. 

Look out for a rash or swelling that gets worse, if this happens see a doctor.

Honey bees will generally be referred to a local beekeeper.

Ants or cockroaches

  • If you see any roaming on your floor.
  • If you see them dead in the cupboards and cabinets.
  • If you find cockroach manure which are bits of dark sand and are a greasy matter which are often found in cabinets.
  • If you find any on piled garbage, exposed food and sink water or water on dirty dishes.

Cockroaches can carry bacteria such as E. C​oli and salmonella on their bodies, which can contaminate food, cooking equipment and food surfaces.

The presence of ants means that there's the potential for food contamination.


Bedbugs or fleas

  • Bites on the torso with a red centre could mean that you have bedbugs.
  • Bites on the leg, around the ankle and feet are normally from fleas.
  • Tiny blood stains on your bed clothes.
  • Look inside mattress folds, creases, zippers for tiny insect of black specks of their faeces.

Typically biting human beings, fleas can cause itchy, unsightly marks as well as severe allergic reactions.


  • Chewed wiring or cables.
  • Trees with bark stripped from them.
  • Possible noises in the roof area.


0300 303 8871

Public Protection Service​​
Number One Riversid​e​
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​