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Pest Control - Is It A Problem?

Thursday April 14 2011

Our Facebook wall here has seen a lot of debate this week over the council's introduction of pest control charges. But what do you think? Is pest control a problem in Barnsley? Do you think it's the council's responsibility to offer free pest control or should we all do our bit?

Charges have been introduced due to swathing budget cuts the council has had to make from April 2011 and We Are Barnsley's news team has compiled a breakdown of charges in a year by year comparison for your information.


Complaints of rat sightings out side (Free of charge)

Rats (inside and outside) where bait is placed - £50 plus £20 for drainage investigation (was free in 2010)

Mice (inside) - £50 (was free in 2010)

Mice Outside - £75 (was £47.82 in 2010)

Fleas - £50 (was £47.82 in 2010)

Cockroaches - £50 (was £47.82 in 2010)

Bedbugs - £50 (was £47.82 in 2010)

Wasps & Bees Nests - £50 and £10 per additional test treated in same visit (was £44.78 in 2010)

Other insects (Flies, Silverfish, Woodlice) £50 (was £47.82 in 2010)

Squirrels & Moles £85 (was £83.51 in 2010.)

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Reply Posted by Betsy35 on Thursday April 14 2011 at 14:27
most people cannot aford such prices so it looks as tho' we will be reverting back to war times when houses had bed bugs cockroaches etc it did'nt hurt us then so younger people will have to live with it as we did.

Reply Posted by Joanne on Thursday April 14 2011 at 20:04
we have rats nt door but 1 but i aint paying for it just let me cats get em lol and when its some1 elses garden its out ov order when they dont do anything about it if i ring council i have to pay

Reply Posted by Itzach Stern on Tuesday August 30 2011 at 01:34
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Reply Posted by Coldstreamer on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 21:53
Phone me worked for the pest control for 24years started up on my own lot cheaper

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