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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Fees and Charges for pest control

Charges for pest control

We can only help with pest problems involving fleas, wasps, ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice and rats.

To book a pest control office call 01200 425111 or email environmental.health@ribblevalley.gov.uk

There will be a charge for the service and all charges are set out below. 


We only treat pest infestations caused by fleas,wasps and ants. If you have an issue with flies, woodlice, silverfish, carpet beetles, clothes moths, psocids, slugs and or snails. We recommend employing a private pest control officer or treating the problem yourself with shop bought products. Vacuuming is one of the most effective forms of pest control.

If you have a problem with bees we recommend contacting a local bee keeper. The British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) and Blackburn and East Lancashire Bee Keepers Association may be able to help you find someone who will take away a swarm of honey bees. 

Fleas, wasps and ants

  • For each visit during working hours - £42.00
  • For each additional nest treated on same visit - £16.00
  • Out of hours visit - double charge (£84.00)
  • Missed appointment - £42.00

50% concession if householder is retired or receiving benefits.

If you make an appointment and are not in when we visit, a charge will still be made (unless you cancelled your appointment in advance).

Cockroaches and bedbugs

Cockroaches and bedbugs are free of charge. 

Rodents (Rats and mice)

  • Domestic rodent control - £21.00
  • Missed appointment - £42.00
  • Call out for advice - £11.00
If repeat treatment of a residential property is requested, where structural works have failed to be undertaken within three months of completion of treatment, a charge of £30.00 will be made.

Commercial rodent control treatment inc VAT

Per hour plus materials (minimum charge 1 hour)

  • Single treatment charge - £43.00
  • Annual contract - £34.75 per month