All of our work is carried out with regard to health and safety and the protection of non-target animals.
We use pesticides and preventative measures to ensure that the infestations are identified and remedied as quickly and humanely as possible. We will also provide you with information on the best methods to prevent the pests from returning.
We Will Treat For The Following:
We will treat inside or outside. Rat droppings are black/dark brown in colour and are approx ½ inch in length.
We treat indoors only, no treatment will be done outdoors or in gardens etc. Mice droppings tend to look like black grains of rice.
If you are being bitten around the lower leg and ankles and have cats/dogs at the property then you may have an infestation of fleas. The first course of action is to have the pet treated by a vet for fleas then contact us to arrange for an Officer to treat the premises if necessary. Further advice will be given when you place your request. We treat indoors only, no treatment will be done outdoors or in gardens etc. Treatment is chargeable as pet fleas can be avoided by responsible pet ownership i.e regular flea treatment on the pet by a veterinary surgeon / owner.
We only treat outside (including outbuildings). Treatment is chargeable, a concession will be applied if you are on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or State Pension. Proof of benefits must be shown to Pest Control Officer otherwise you will be charged. The benefit must be payable to the homeowner/Tenant and not to dependants/children etc.
- Crawling ants
We treat indoors only, no treatment will be done outdoors or in gardens etc. Treatment is chargeable, a concession will be applied if you are on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or State Pension. Proof of benefits must be shown to Pest Control Officer otherwise you will be charged. The benefit must be payable to the homeowner/Tenant and not to dependants/children etc.
We Do Not Treat For The Following:
These are protected. Contact the Countryside Council for Wales 01248 385500 for advice
A local bee keeper may be able to help although they may charge (see Yellow Pages).
Please see the RHS website for useful information on how to deal with foxes in your garden.
You could refer to Yellow Pages for a private pest controller for the following
- Flying ants
- Cluster flies
Fees And Payment
Some treatments are chargeable as identified above. You can pay the operative when they visit to carry out treatment. We welcome payment by cheque (made payable to 'Flintshire County Council'), cash and most credit or debit cards. Or we can invoice you (an additional charge is made for invoicing).
Pest Control Fees from 1 October 2021 - Private Household
|Rats & Mice
|Bees (advice only)
|Missed call / resident not available at appointment
Pest Control Fees from 1 October 2021 - Commerical & Business Premises
|Rats, Mice, Wasps, Ants, Fleas
Request A Visit / Further Advice
Pest Control - request a call back
Or contact Public Protection on 01352 703440 and speak with an advisor.
What Happens Next?
The Pest Control Section will endeavour to respond to requests for the treatment of pests within 3 working days. In the summer time our workload increases greatly, we therefore cannot promise to meet the above response times.