Pest control

Domestic properties

We treat a variety of pests in domestic properties for all residents of the borough. There are discounts for council tenants and Dacorum Card holders.

Book a treatment

If you have seen evidence of pests in your home or garden and would like to book a treatment, please call our Customer Service Centre on 01442 228000 and ask for 'Pest Control'.

We will process your payment over the phone (you will need a credit or debit card to do this) and make an appointment for one of our officers to visit your property to carry out the treatment. We can offer appointments between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. We are unable to carry out treatments during the evenings, weekends or bank holidays.

Treatment charges

Charges for domestic pest control treatments
Pest What's included in treatment charge Cost (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 - including VAT)
Rats Up to three visits £55
Rats – Dacorum Card Up to three visits – proof of card will need to be seen at visit £30
Rats – Dacorum Borough Council housing tenant Up to three visits Free
Mice Up to three visits – mice will only be treated inside the home

£60

Fleas Per visit (up to two bedrooms and two living rooms only) £55
Fleas Additional rooms (per room) £20
Wasps/hornets (one nest) One nest killed. Please note: the actual nest will not be removed £48
Wasps/hornets - additional nest To be paid for and booked in at the time as the initial nest booking £18
Ants One nest killed £70
Cockroaches Per visit (up to two bedrooms and two living rooms only) £40
Cockroaches Additional rooms (per room) £20
Squirrels Up to three visits £120
Cluster flies One treatment £73
Glis glis Up to four visits £150
Glis glis Additional visit £25
Glis glis Cage deposit (refundable) £25
Call out No pest treated - called out for advice only £40
Other Per hour (minimum one hour) £74

Commercial properties

We provide cost-effective pest control services to businesses, which cover a variety of rodents and insects. Our service is tailored to the needs of your individual business.

Contact us for more information and to book a free survey of your premises. Email pestcontrol@dacorum.gov.uk or phone us on 01442 228543.

Advice on common pests

Find out how you can prevent some of the more common pests that you might come across:

 Ants (PDF 280KB)

 Bedbugs (PDF 347KB)

 Cluster flies (PDF 175KB)

 Cockroaches (PDF 184KB)

 Fleas (PDF 324KB)

 Glis Glis (PDF 264KB)

 Mice (PDF 318KB)

 Rats (PDF 264KB)

 Silverfish (PDF 173KB)

 Squirrels (PDF 274KB)

 Wasps and bees - how to tell the difference (PDF 78KB)

 Wasps (PDF 229KB)

 Urban foxes (PDF 463KB) For advice on dealing with urban foxes, please see the Fox Project website.

For information on dealing with swarms of honey bees, please see the British Beekeepers Association website.

Request more information

Need help with pests? Fill in the short form below and our dedicated Pest Control team will get back to you.

Online request form

Contact us

Email: pestcontrol@dacorum.gov.uk
Telephone: Residents: Call 01442 228000 and ask for 'pest control'
Business customers: Call 01442 228543

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