Rats can transmit a number of serious diseases, can cause damage and contaminate food. To prevent rats becoming pests we recommend that you:
- Keep food in containers with tight fitting lids.
- Tidy your house and garden - less clutter means less places to hide.
- Place outside rubbish bags in bins with securely fitted lids.
- Clean up pet food and bird seed debris.
Lewes District Council
We offer residents one free course of rat treatment per twelve month period, and it will currently be four to five weeks before we are able to visit your premises.
One of our officers will visit you at home to assess the problem, they will look around your property and find the most suitable place to put poison bait, taking into account any risks to the safety of your family, pets and other wildlife. You will be given information about the type of bait used and asked to sign to give us permission to use it.
During the visit, our officer may make recommendations to repair problems at your property (such as holes, problems with drains or air vents) to prevent further infestations.
Once the course of treatment is completed we will arrange to visit you again to remove any leftover poison bait.
Commercial: £115 minimum, plus bait
Eastbourne Borough Council
We will always discuss your pest control needs and advise on the best course of action, all pest control services are undertaken by qualified technicians in the Neighbourhood First operations team.
You can make a booking now on the phone - this will allow you to indicate your preferred date and time slot:
- Initial visits: 8am to 1pm
- Revisits: Afternoons - 4pm at latest
Please note that in some cases a revisit might be required - if so, the pest control technician will arrange this directly with you.
Cost: Eastbourne Borough Council offers this service for free to all residential properties within the borough.