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Pest Control

We provide a rapid response to your problem pest by offering advice and treatments for both domestic and commercial premises. Whether it's public health pests such as rats, mice, fleas or cockroaches or a nuisance pest such as wasps, we can help.

Domestic Services

All initial consultations are completely FREE for all local residents.

(Prices subject to change from April 2018)

Mice & Rats FREE
Cockroaches £45.00
Fleas £45.00
Ants £45.00
Wasps £45.00
Squirrels £80.00
Bedbugs £100.00
Moles £100.00

We no longer offer a Bee treatment service unless they are a posing a risk to the general public. However, if you are concerned at all about a Bee problem then please contact us and we will discuss this with you. Please also refer to the British Beekeepers Association or the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

We will also always offer further information to help you to prevent any further pest problems.

Commercial Services

We offer bespoke packages for commercial properties and businesses, dependent upon your needs.

Other options include:

  • Individual Treatment Service – £65.00 (including VAT) per hour. Minimum 1 hour, regardless of the pest.
  • Annual Service Contract - Catering to individual needs.

For both Domestic & Commercial Services, the initial consultation is FREE and we work with complete discretion.
We remain the LOWEST priced Pest Control Services in the North West & offer FREE information on future pest prevention.
Please Note: During periods of high demand, we operate a waiting list.

Our Customer Service Charter

Our staff will:

  • Be qualified, experienced and courteous
  • Identify themselves & show their official identification if you ask for it
  • Inspect your home or business to confirm which pest is causing the problem
  • Tell you how they intend to treat the problem, and what precautions you should take
  • Confirm the cost of the treatment before proceeding
  • Use safe, approved materials and methods
  • Lay bait in a manner which avoids harm to other creatures
  • Leave you a treatment record sheet telling you which pesticide has been used
  • Make a further visit to check how effective the treatment has been and lay further baits, if necessary
  • Advise you on further preventative measures to try to stop the problem from occurring again


The Council undertakes a biannual Sewer Baiting programme in order to pro-actively control the rat population throughout the borough. This is part-funded by United Utilities and is conducted over 6 weeks in February and again in November.

Data collected from both rodent complaints and previous Sewer Baiting programmes is used to ensure that treatments are targeted at the areas of highest rat activity.

Contact Us

Please contact us directly on 01744 676338 or email environmentalhealth@sthelens.gov.uk 

A Pest Control Officer will respond within 48 hours (Monday to Friday) in order to discuss your problem and make an appointment if necessary.
We are open Monday - Friday, 8:45am - 5:15am.