If you have pests, we can help.

We offer a friendly, reliable service which is fast and effective.

We deal with a range of problems quickly and efficiently with a professional approach using fully qualified officers.

Appointments and treatments

Pest control officers aim to make an appointment within two working days but it may take longer in the busy summer months.

The treatment, depending on the nature of the pest, would normally need between one and four visits.

An appointment isn't normally needed for wasp treatments, as long as there's access available.

No emergency or out-of-hours service is offered. But treatments for wasps affecting schools, disabled people or those with allergic reactions will be treated urgently in normal office hours.

Pests treated

These include:

  • wasps
  • rats and mice
  • fleas, bed bugs and insects
  • ants
  • grey squirrels

If you are suffering from rats or mice caused by someone else, please email us at environmentalprotection@harrogate.gov.uk or call us on 01423 500600, as we will investigate the source of the rodent problem and may be able to help.

Further information on pest treatment

Do you need a pest control contract?

Contracts are available to both businesses and domestic customers who have regular pest problems. They're tailored to suit individual needs and the type and extent of property to be covered. A quote is submitted after a pest control officer has visited and inspected your site, and talked to you about your infestation problems. Contracts are yearly, and may be paid annually, quarterly or monthly.

Call 01423 500600 to register your interest, and a pest control officer will contact you.

Pests not treated

  • badgers (protected species)
  • bats (protected species)
  • birds (including pigeons)
  • feral cats
  • foxes
  • moles
  • personal infestations (such as body lice - see your GP)
  • rabbits
  • woodworm (get a commercial treatment)

Pest control treatments charging policy

There's a charge to all customers but the price is reduced for those who are registered disabled or receiving certain benefits. There's still a call-out fee when no treatment is needed.

Page last updated 06/11/2017