Health Hazards from Pests
There are a number of reasons why pests need to be controlled within local authority areas.
- Pests pose a range of health hazards. They cause pest bourne illnesses that both reduce the quality of life for local residents and at the same time increase the demand on medical resources.
- Pests cause damage to structures and contaminate products. The danger of fires caused by rodents activity is well documented and the damage caused is substantial. Food and medical supplies are rendered unsalable or unusable when contaminated by pests
- Pest infestations make urban areas undesirable and inhibit investment. They also significantly affect the prosperity of the community by inhibiting the work force from contributing to the economic well-being of the district.
The Pest Control Service is part of Health Protection and Environmental Management and offers advice and a range of competitively priced services to deal with rats, mice, wasps, fleas and certain other insects in residential and commercial premises.
A subsidised treatment for pests is available where the main householder is in receipt of either:
- Income Support/Job Seekers Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Benefit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Employment Support Allowance
The subsidised treatment will be reduced by 25% of the full charge including VAT for each pest treated.
For further information please contact Pest Control.