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Pest Control

If you live in a domestic property, we can provide advice and treatment if you have a problem with insect pests or vermin. We will visit you and carry out a full assessment of your pest problem to get rid of pests.

Please see the pest control guidance FAQs which includes the details of the pests we deal with.



Insects Ants / Bedbugs / Cockroach’s / Fleas  
Domestic £41.69 + VAT (£8.34) = £50.03
Senior Citizens £26.73 + VAT (£5.35) = £32.08
Commercial £82.33 + VAT (£16.47) = £98.80
Domestic £41.69 + VAT (£8.32) = £50.03
Senior Citizens £26.73 + VAT (£5.35) = £32.08
Commercial £82.33 + VAT (£16.47) = £98.80
Domestic Free
Commercial £82.33 + VAT (£16.47) = £98.80
Domestic £41.69 + VAT (£8.34) = £50.03
Senior Citizens £26.73 + VAT (£5.35) = £32.08
Commercial £82.33 + VAT (£16.47) = £98.80

Note: There is no charge for treatment of rats in domestic premises.

Note: A call out charge of £32.08 may apply please see terms and conditions.

We do not offer a treatment for bees. Please see External Link - Beekeepers contact numbers.


There is a fixed charge of £26.73 + VAT = £32.08 for senior citizens in domestic premises that are in receipt of a state pension. You must show proof of entitlement at time of treatment. 

Book a pest control treatment

We carry out treatments by appointment only, please use our online form to book an appointment.

You can use this form to book services for Domestic Insects, Mice, Rats and Wasps.

These are normally carried out during office hours. We can also offer early mornings or late afternoon appointments during weekdays (not including bank holidays).

All officers will visit you wearing a Carlisle City Council uniform and carrying Carlisle City Council identification badges.

Fees are payable at time of booking.


Commercial Premises

Estimates given relative to the service requested. Please contact us on 01228 817200 for more information on our commercial service.

Farm Contract Services

Farm contracts for rodents (rats and mice).  This includes four routine visits throughout the year plus one additional visit if we think it necessary to deliver effective control.   Charges vary dependent on the service requirements, a typical standard charge for this is £354.95 + VAT = £425.94 every 12 months.

Any additional treatment will be charged at £50.00 per visit.


Download our leaflet Gulls - Advice and Guidance for Businesses.

Who can I contact?

Before undertaking any action, except proofing outside of the nesting season, we recommend you seek expert advice on current legislation from Natural England, Tel: 0300 060 6000

  Pest Control - FAQs

Bed bugs

Bed bugs

Bed bug is a small flat insect you most commonly see in houses, especially on beds where people sleep. These bugs feed on human blood and the most convenient time to drink blood is when you are sleeping. Effective bed bug treatment needs to be taken quickly to kill these bugs as a female bug may already have enough eggs to produce many offspring. Bed bugs can cause skin infections and also spread diseases from one person to another.

Bed bugs have invaded homes through travel as the bugs are found in furniture and beds, in theatres, hotels etc and a person travelling from there to your house can bring the bug through clothes or luggage.

Before treatment

Prepare all rooms that require spraying

  • Strip all the beds in the room or rooms that need spraying.
  • Empty any drawers in the bed if it has them.
  • Move any furniture that can be moved easily away from the walls so we can spray the skirting boards (do not move heavy furniture).
  • Empty any wardrobes if you want them sprayed.
  • Cover aquariums or fish bowls with a cloth.
  • Clear the floor area, especially under the beds.
  • Vacuum thoroughly.

After treatment

  • Do not vacuum for 2 to 3 weeks to allow the treatment to take effect.

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