Tackling Summer Pests

Tackling Summer Pests

13/07/2017 Longer days and warmer temperatures signal the start of the Great British Summertime, but can also mean an increase in pests and creepy critters in your home and garden. Broxtowe Borough Council is reminding residents what to do if they have a pest problem.

The Council no longer provides a Pest Control Service but has some useful advice on tackling pests including:

  • We recommend you use a pest control professional
  • Check they are a member of the British Pest Control Association https://bpca.org.uk/  or National Pest Technicians Association http://npta.org.uk/
  • Get at least three quotations
  • Find out if there is a call out fee or fixed charge
  • Find out what service and guarantee they will provide you with
  • Ensure they have insurance cover
  • Check their qualifications
  • Ensure you are happy with him/her and understand the advice they give
  • Consider personal recommendations from friends and neighbours
  • If you are renting and you are concerned about pests you should contact your landlord or relevant repairs team.
  • If you decide to treat the pest yourself, there is advice on the British Pest Control Association website https://bpca.org.uk/pest-advice/a-z-of-pests
  • Guidance for Bees can be found on the British Bee Keepers Association website https://www.bbka.org.uk

 For more information, please contact the information provided below.


Environmental Health
tel: 0115 917 3485