Pests on private property​

We do not offer a pest control service for private property. If you own your own home you will need to approach a private pest control company to deal with any pest control work. If you rent from a housing association or a private landlord, speak to them about treatment in the first instance.

Reputable companies will be members of the British Pest Control Association or National Pest Technicians Association and will have a health and safety quality standard such as CHAS.

 

Advice on dealing with pests

The British Pest Control Association provides advice on dealing with most types of pests:

 

Pests on public land or property

If you see a rat on council-owned property or public land, and you know where the nest is, please telephone us on 020 8274 4901.

We can also remove some dead animals from public land - see Removal of dead animals.

 

Foxes

Our policy is not to take any action on urban foxes. This policy has been in place for many years and is in line with neighbouring local authorities in that it follows the guidance set out by central government.

The Fox Project charity provides advice on deterring foxes and can deal with sick and injured foxes.