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Pest control

We provide competitive rates for dealing with most pests. All treatments are carried out as humanely as possible, using approved products. 

To book a pest control appointment call 01993 861000. 

Survey visits take place Monday to Friday and we can offer slots in the morning or afternoon dependent on your area.

Survey and treatment fees must be paid for in advance. If no treatment is necessary we will refund the treatment cost. Please note this excludes wasps. We will not offer a survey to decide if it is bees or wasps and we cannot refund you if we turn up to treat wasps and it turns out to be bees. We cannot treat bees. 

Residential property fees

All costs include VAT. A pest control survey is £23.40.

If a visit is booked, but you are not in at the agreed time you will be charged a fee of £23.40.

Rats, mice and squirrels

The cost is £70.68 per course of treatment or £23.40 if you get benefits. The price includes an initial survey or treatment and two visits for treatment where necessary (all existing treatment must be removed before our technicians arrive).


The cost is £67.92 per visit. Other wasps nests can be treated during the visit for £33.72 each.

Other insects

This includes cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, cluster flies. The cost is £88.92 for the first visit. Follow up visits within a set timeframe, including treatment are £47.52.

Commercial premises fees

All costs include VAT. A pest control survey is £56.52 per half hour.

If a visit is booked, but you are not in at the agreed time you will be charged a fee of £56.52.

For all pests the cost is £113.04. For wasps this is per visit and includes materials. For all other pests it is per hour (minimum charge of one hour).

All commercial bookings need a deposit of £113.04. An officer will visit and quote for the work. If the quote is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded minus the survey fee of £56.52.


Bees are not pests because they pollinate fruit and flowers. They should not be destroyed, unless they are causing a danger to humans or pets. More advice is available from the British Bee Keepers Association or contact Witney Bees who offer advice on honey bees and will deal with any local swarms through a local swarms officer for West Oxfordshire, without charge.

Any treatments booked for wasps, when the problem is actually bees, will be fully charged.

The Council, and its pest control contractor, do not deal with the removal or eradication of bees.

Preventing pest problems

Do not feed pigeons in public places. Any food not eaten is likely to attract rats and you may be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for littering.

We can serve notice on the owners or occupiers of rat-infested land to get rid of the infestation.

For information on badgers, contact the RSPCA on 0870 5555999.