Pest control

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St Albans City and District Council has contracted out the pest control service to SDK Environmental Limited (trading as DialAPest) which provides a comprehensive service for domestic properties.

Rats and mice are treated free of charge within residential properties. Cockroaches and bedbugs are treated at a cost of £30. Wasp treatments are available for those residents in receipt of benefits (housing, council tax or universal credit) at a reduced fee of £25.

If you would like to make a booking for a visit there are two ways to contact SDK Environmental Limited.

Online

Use the online form free of charge to request a booking. DialAPest will call you back to confirm details and arrange an appointment during their office house. Simply click here

Telephone

You can contact DialAPest directly by telephoning 03444 828 325 between 9am and 5pm seven days a week. Calls to 03444 numbers are charged at a local rate.

Payment for chargeable treatments is normally collected by debit or credit card once your booking has been confirmed.
You must accept our contractor’s treatment terms and conditions before any work can take place

For those in receipt of benefits, you will be required to show proof of the benefit and a utility bill to confirm your address to the Pest Technicians when they call.

Rats:

Rat

Treatment for the disinfestation of rats consists of a baiting programme comprising of a minimum of two visits over a 6-8 week period.  Rats are treated free of charge and only within residential properties. 

You will be contacted within 2 working days for rats outside or 1 working day for rats inside, unless otherwise requested by the customer.

Mice:

Mice

Treatment for the disinfestation of mice consists of a baiting programme comprising of a minimum of two visits over a 6-8 week period.  Mice are treated free of charge and only within residential properties, no treatments are available for mice in gardens or in out buildings.

You will be contacted within 2 working days for mice within a residence.

Insects of Public Health Significance

Cockroaches:

Cockroaches

Treatment for the disinfestation of cockroaches may initially commence with the laying of traps to establish the level of infestation and the type of cockroach followed by either a residual spray, gel application or fumigation depending on the infestation levels. Cockroaches are treated at a cost of £30. More than one treatment may be required. You will be contacted within 1 working day for cockroaches within a residence.

Bed bugs:

Bed bug

Treatment required for the disinfestation of bed bugs consists of one visit for a spray application or fumigation to the bed and surrounding areas. Depending on infestation levels, more than one treatment may be required. It is recommended that all bedrooms are treated. Bed bugs are treated at a cost of £30. You will be contacted within 1 working day for bed bugs within a residence.

Pests we do not treat

Bees/WaspsWood Lice
FliesSilver Fish
Pigeons/BirdsMuntjac Deer
RabbitsAnts
SquirrelsFur Beetles
MothsHouse Mites

Foxes

Fleas

Moles
Carpet Beetles               

Whilst St Albans City and District Council do not treat any of the above pests, treatments can be booked through the Council's preferred contractor SDK Environmental Limited, tel : 03444 828 325, Calls to this number are at a standard rate and mobile friendly. 

If you live in a council owned property speak to your housing manager if you have problems with the above pests.

In this section

Animal Fouling

Ants

Bees

Carpet beetles

Cockroaches

Fleas

Flies

Foxes

Mice

Psocids

Rabbits

Rats

Silverfish

Squirrels

Wasps

Woodlice