Ants

These common insects can often find their way into our homes. Find out more information on treating ants.
Bedbugs Small and sometimes difficult to see, these pests can cause serious discomfort but are rarely dangerous. We only treat bedbugs in YHN properties. Find out more information on treating bedbugs.
Bees Please note: the council under normal circumstance, does not provide a control service for bees. Find out more information on treating bees.
Beetles Find out more information on treating beetles.
Cockroaches Cockroaches can carry food germs on their bodies and are responsible for the spread of diseases such as dysentery and gastro-enteritis. Find out more information on treating treating cockroaches.
Fleas Although not all people are affected by flea bites, they can cause severe irritation. Find out more information on treating fleas.
Flies Find out more information on treating flies.
Mice If you see a mouse in your garden and you feed the birds, stop feeding straight away as this will encourage the mouse into your garden. Find out more information on treating mice.
Mites Find out more information on treating mites.
Rats These are a serious nuisance and can cause major problems for homes and businesses. Find out more information on treating rats.
Silverfish Find out more information on treating silverfish.
Wasps Wasps become a nuisance to humans mainly in late summer as the weather gets cooler when they become more likely to sting. A wasp, unlike a bee, can sting many times. Although the wasp sting is not normally serious, it can be very painful, and in certain cases can cause a severe reaction. Find out more information on treating wasps.

We don't treat the following pests outside (this includes sheds, garages and greenhouses that is not attached to the property) as they are considered to be in their natural habitat:

Mice / Ants / Mites / Silverfish / Beetles / Cockroaches / Flies / Fleas / Bedbugs

Bees are also no longer treated as there has been a rapid decline in the bee population. Read more information on why bees are important or visit the Beekeepers Association website www.bbka.org.uk.

Page last updated: 
15 July 2017
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