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Pest control is an essential service that helps to maintain a healthy living environment. It involves the management or eradication of pests, which can cause damage to property, pose health risks, and generally make life uncomfortable. Many people prefer to use the council’s pest control services rather than private companies because of the lower cost and reliable service. In this article, we will explore how much the council charges for pest control, the factors that affect the cost, and how it compares to private pest control services.
Below you can see the data from all 30 London Borough Councils. These figures represent the standard, unsubsidised figures for each area’s average three-bedroom house.
|Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council||£140.00||£140.00||£70.00||£170.00||£250.00||£140.00||£126.00||£180.00||£170.00|
|Barnet London Borough Council||£150.94||£150.94||£70.91||£145.87||£283.64||£150.94||£145.87||£282.63||N/A|
|Bexley London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Brent London Borough Council||£140.00||£140.00||£60.00||£150.00||£250.00||£150.00||£220.00||£150.00||£250.00|
|Bromley London Borough Council||£69.48||£69.48||£51.00||£92.04||£92.04||£92.04||£92.04||£103.32||£92.04|
|Camden London Borough Council||£135.76||£135.76||£102.41||£155.20||£399.47||£147.44||£106.12||N/A||£263.46|
|Croydon London Borough Council||£30.49||£106.28||£74.24||£184.18||£275.53||£173.30||£142.98||£106.28||N/A|
|Ealing London Borough Council||£76.00||£104.00||£56.00||£106.00||£288.00||£127.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Enfield London Borough Council||£162.00||£162.00||£72.00||£162.00||£264.00||£192.00||£180.00||N/A||N/A|
|Greenwich London Borough Council||£67.00||£67.00||£50.00||£60.00||£112.50||£75.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hackney London Borough Council||£143.26||£143.26||£78.81||£143.26||£143.26||£128.90||£128.90||£143.26||£143.26|
|Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council||£96.00||£96.00||£68.00||£149.00||£248.00||£149.00||£49.00||£96.00||£112.00|
|Haringey London Borough Council||£141.00||£141.00||£78.00||£135.00||£217.00||£188.00||£170.00||£148.00||£148.00|
|Harrow London Borough Council||£146.80||£146.80||£91.10||£166.10||£294.60||£166.00||£208.90||£139.70||£208.90|
|Havering London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hillingdon London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hounslow London Borough Council||£130.00||£130.00||£65.00||£110.00||£200.00||£165.00||£100.00||£175.00||N/A|
|Islington London Borough Council||£174.00||£174.00||£102.00||£150.00||£270.00||£174.00||£60.00||N/A||£216.00|
|Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council||£132.00||£132.00||£61.50||£164.75||£220.25||£123.00||£151.00||£194.00||£319.00|
|Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lambeth London Borough Council||£142.80||£142.80||£85.20||£142.80||£277.20||£142.80||£142.80||£142.80||£142.80|
|Lewisham London Borough Council||£120.00||£120.00||£70.00||£120.00||£150.00||£150.00||£120.00||£180.00||£120.00|
|Merton London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Newham London Borough Council||£165.00||£165.00||£50.00||£165.00||£210.00||£165.00||£50.00||£165.00||£165.00|
|Redbridge London Borough Council||£129.00||£129.00||£70.00||£135.00||£221.00||£159.00||£98.00||N/A||£135.00|
|Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Southwark London Borough Council||£203.32||£203.32||£67.44||£224.76||£224.76||£134.88||£224.76||£203.32||£224.76|
|Sutton London Borough Council||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tower Hamlets London Borough Council||£0.00||£129.60||£71.58||£71.58||£189.60||£129.60||£71.58||N/A||N/A|
|Waltham Forest London Borough Council||£150.00||£150.00||£90.00||£140.00||£218.00||£150.00||£115.00||N/A||£148.00|
|Wandsworth London Borough Council||£134.00||£150.00||£79.00||£149.00||£538.00||£268.00||£149.00||£134.00||£647.00|
The council provides a range of pest control services, including the removal of rats, mice, ants, wasps, bed bugs, and other pests. The council’s pest control services are typically available to residents and businesses within the council’s jurisdiction. In most cases, the council will charge a fee for its pest control services, although some services may be provided free of charge.
The council’s pest control services are often cheaper than private pest control companies. This is because the council is a non-profit organization and does not have to make a profit on its pest control services. In addition, the council’s pest control services are typically funded through council taxes, which means that residents and businesses have already paid for the service through their taxes.
There are several factors that can affect the cost of pest control services. These include the type of pest, the severity of the infestation, and the size of the property. For example, removing a single rat from a property is likely to be less expensive than removing a large colony of rats. Similarly, treating a small infestation of bed bugs is likely to be less expensive than treating a large infestation.
The council’s pest control services take into account these factors when determining the cost of pest control. For example, the council may charge different rates for different types of pests, depending on the difficulty of removing them. In addition, the council may charge more for severe infestations, as they require more time and effort to eradicate.
The council’s pricing for pest control services can vary depending on the type of pest and the severity of the infestation. However, the council’s pricing is generally more affordable than private pest control companies. For example, the council may charge between £40 and £70 for rat control, depending on the severity of the infestation. Similarly, the council may charge between £60 and £100 for bed bug treatment, again depending on the severity of the infestation.
It’s worth noting that the council’s pest control services may be provided free of charge in some cases. For example, the council may provide free pest control services to residents who are on certain benefits or have a low income. The council may also provide free pest control services for certain pests, such as wasps, during certain times of the year.
While the council’s pest control services are generally more affordable than private pest control companies, there are some differences in service and quality that may justify the price differential. Private pest control companies may offer more specialized services or use more advanced techniques to remove pests. In addition, private pest control companies may be more responsive to customers’ needs and provide more personalized service.
However, it’s worth noting that the council’s pest control services are still very effective at removing pests and maintaining a healthy living environment. In addition, the council’s pest control services are generally more reliable than private companies, as the council has a duty to provide pest control services to residents and businesses within its jurisdiction.
Councils typically offer control services for a wide range of pests, including rodents, insects, birds, and other animals. Specific pests that councils may offer control services for include rats, mice, ants, wasps, bed bugs, and cockroaches, among others.
The cost of council pest control services varies depending on factors such as the type of pest, the severity of the infestation, and the location of the property. However, council pest control services are generally more affordable than private pest control companies.
While private pest control companies may offer more specialized services or use more advanced techniques, the council’s pest control services are still effective at removing pests and maintaining a healthy living environment. In addition, council pest control services are often more reliable and accessible to residents and businesses within the council’s jurisdiction.
Factors that can affect the cost of pest control services include the type of pest, the severity of the infestation, the location of the property, and the type of treatment required. Some pest control services may also offer ongoing maintenance or prevention services, which can increase the overall cost.
Residents and businesses can take several steps to prevent pest infestations, including sealing cracks and gaps in walls, cleaning up food debris, properly storing food, and conducting regular inspections. Additionally, it’s important to address any pest problems as soon as they arise to prevent them from becoming severe.
Residents and businesses can often request specific pest control methods, although the final decision on the best treatment approach will ultimately be up to the pest control professional. It’s important to communicate any concerns or preferences with the pest control professional before treatment begins.
Some pest control services may be covered by insurance, depending on the type of pest and the severity of the infestation. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine if pest control services are covered under your policy.
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