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Pest Control

Fife Council receive requests for advice, or to get rid of pests and insects, such as:

  • mice           
  • rats
  • cockroaches
  • fleas


We also treat wasp and bee nests since these insects may present a risk to public safety. Attempts are made to relocate the nests and swarms of honeybees, by using local beekeepers, as an alternative to destroying them.

Rodent control work includes surveys of commercial, agricultural and rural premises and any appropriate control measures are adopted where and when they are deemed necessary.

If you have a problem with pests please look at the table of charges and exemptions below, then contact Pest Control at

Costs

 

 

Full Price

Commercial Organisation - Price is plus materials. No hourly charge is made if the work is carried out under a previously agreed Service Agreement. Minimum charge is £59.39 + materials + VAT. Pest Control advice by telephone will be provided free of charge. On-site advice will be charged at the full rate.

per hour

£71.26

Council House Tenant (Including Fife Council Shelter Housing) - Council house tenants are exempt from charges.

 

per treatment

£0.00

Housing Association Tenant - You should contact your Housing Association to arrange treatment with Fife Council. If they will not pay then you will be charged as per Private Tenant. Pest Control advice by telephone will be provided free of charge. On-site advice will be charged at the full rate.

per treatment

£57.67

Private Home Owner - Residents in receipt of pension credit, income support or unemployment benefit are exempted on production of proof/documentation. Pest Control advice by telephone will be provided free of charge. On-site advice will be charged at the full rate. Exemptions do apply. Fife Council reserves the right to re-price jobs that are considered extreme and time consuming.   

per treatment

£57.67

Private Landlord - Pays on behalf of the private tenant if covered in their tenancy agreement. Fife Council reserves the right to re-price jobs that are considered extreme and time consuming.

per treatment

£57.67

 
If you have a problem with pests please contact Pest Control on

  • Telephone : 03451 55 00 22
  • By Post : Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT 

Gull Nuisance

Fife Council has no statutory legal duty to control birds.  We do not routinely provide a bird control service and a reputable private company should be contacted if required.

Bird work can be very expensive and if the birds are not on your property Fife Council cannot make the owners of the property they are on take any action.

All birds are protected under law, as are their nests, eggs and every stage of life. However, certain species may be controlled by applying for a General Licence from Scottish Natural Heritage.  This is very rarely required and non-lethal methods are preferred. 

Feeding Birds

Feeding birds in gardens is widespread and is valuable in conserving garden bird numbers, particularly in the winter months.

Unsuitable or excessive bird feeding methods can contribute to encouraging rats and mice and can also cause noise and fouling problems for neighbours, particularly where larger birds such as pigeons, crows, magpies or gulls are attracted.

If you wish to report excessive bird feeding within someone’s garden please contact Fife Council Public Protection Team on

  • Telephone 03451 555550 or
  • Email - Duty.OfficerPPT@fife.gov.uk


If you wish to get more information regarding Gulls please go to 


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