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The service is provided for pests considered to be a risk to public health or food safety, these include rats, house mice, cockroaches, fleas and bedbugs. Harbrough District Council has appointed Midland Environmental Services as its pest control contractor.
Further information on Pests and Pest Control
The councils pest control service deals with rats, mice, wasps, fleas, bedbugs, and cockroachs. Harborough District councl has compiled information on some of these pests for more information please follow one of the following links.
For information and advice regarding bedbugs, see the NHS Choices website.
Wild or Feral birds
The council does not offer a control service to for wild or feral birds such as pigeons and seagulls for advice on dealing with wild or feral birds please see the direct.gov webpage How to deal with nuisance birds.
Midland Environmental Services also offer a bird proofing service. For further information please contact them directly on 0845 2691645.
Grey squirrels are an introduced species that are now common in most of the UK. They can cause damage and fires when they access buildings and chew electrical wiring.
Natural England has advice about managing grey squirrel problems.
Booking a Pest Control Appointment
To book an appointment with our pest control contractor call Midland Environmental Services on 0845 2691645 and quote "Harborough District Council"
Cost of Pest Control Services
The Concessionary rate applies to residents claiming an income related benefit such as:
Income related job seekers allowance
Income related employment support allowance
Guaranteed pension credit
In order to qualify for the concessionary rate proof of the income related benefit must be shown to the contractor.
I have an issue with a pest not listed above?
Midland environmental can also deal with other pests such as a wide range of beetles, silverfish, and earwigs. For further details please contact Midland Environmental Services on 0845 2691645
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