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Pest Control Service

We offer a high quality, effective and comprehensive treatment for rats, mice and some insects; such as wasps and fleas. Further information is available here: Pest Control Charges 2017 - 2018 (Excel Spreadsheet, 1.95 Mb)

Our service regularly receives over 90% of customers reporting that the service is good or excellent for reliability and overall satisfaction and most people reported the service was better than they expected. Our Pest Control Officer has been checked for any criminal convictions so you can be confident that he can be trusted in your home.Membership Certificate NPTA

We offer a service to businesses with a competetive price and our officers are registered with the National Pest Technicians Association. We can also offer contracts to suit your needs. There are many local pest control companies and details of approved companies are available from pest associations, such as the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), and the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA).

We now operate in Blaby District Councils area. Blaby logoOffering residents of Blaby the same excellent service at the same fees and charges that Oadby and Wigston residents receive. Please contact 0116 288 8961 or email: environmental.health@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Identification

We offer an insect identification service to help you identify any pests that are affecting you which carries a charge of £70. You can use our free link Natural History Museum for details of all the native species and where you can find them.

Keep your food safe

If you think that you have rats or mice in your house it is important to make sure that you protect your food and be extra careful about hygiene when cooking. Use an anti-bacterial spray before and after preparing the food, and remember to wash your crockery and cutlery before use if you think the rodent has got into your cupboards.

Pest control - fire alarm 1Check your electrics

Rats and mice nibble electrical cable, which can lead to a fire hazard. It is recommended that you have the electrics checked following a serious infestation. Also, remember to check your smoke detectors too.

Prevention

Bird feeding encourages rats and vermin because it provides a limitless source of food. By taking a few simple steps you can reduce the attraction your bird feeder has for rats and make it more hygienic for the birds. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has produced guidance on how to hygienically feed wild birds and what food you should be feeding them at this time of the year.

Rat - how small a gap

Pest Proofing your house will prevent vermin from getting in. Check for holes around pipes and gaps under doors, and use wire wool to block any holes to prevent rats from gnawing their way in.

Rubbish attracts rats, so keep your waste contained. Don’t leave soft furnishings in your garden for long periods and if you see any accumulations of rubbish, please report it to us. https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/street_cleansing_request

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