Ryedale District Council


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Pest control

The Council offers a pest control service to both domestic and business premises.

Our Pest Control Service offers:

  • a flat rate charge for the treatment of rats at domestic premises (excluding land and outbuildings outside the normal domestic use)
  • a domestic service for mice (which may include up to three visits) and insects for a competitive fixed price
  • a concessionary flat charge is applicable to all householders in receipt of housing or council tax benefit
  • free estimates for commercial pest control contracts
  • guaranteed, fully-documented commercial pest control contracts at competitive rates to comply with food safety and Farm Assured requirements
  • a free survey and advice on flying insect control, including the supply of electric fly killers at discounted prices which carry a five year guarantee (excluding bulbs)
  • a professional backup service from Environmental Health Officers

We will:

  • use poisons safely and give you advice sheets including health and safety requirements
  • have access to technical back up services from our Environmental Health Officers
  • respond within one working day to requests considered a public health danger
  • arrange to visit you, on request, within normal office hours
  • identify pests within seven working days with technical advice and follow up treatments where necessary
  • supply quality fly killing units supported by an advisory service without additional cost of contractual obligations

You can help us to provide a good service by:

  • recognising that the materials we use can be harmful to humans, pets and wildlife, following the instructions in our advice sheets and never attempting to interfere with baits and poisons
  • keeping any appointment you make with us or advising us in good time if you need to cancel
  • signing the work sheet which our Pest Control Officer will give you
  • paying promptly for any service you receive
  • by advising our service staff of any dangerous or unsafe areas


We charge £45.00 + VAT for a callout visit to give advice and an estimate of possible costs.

Pest control charges
Pests treated  Unit of Charge  £ Charge 2019/20 (incl vat) 
Casual treatments – commercial (plus materials)  Per hour  £76.00 (plus materials)
Domestic charge for all rodents and domestic insects (up to 3 visits)  Per treatment  £69.00
Wasps  Per visit  £59.00
Special domestic  Per visit  £111.00
Bed bugs  Per treatment  £54.00
Concessionary flat charge for householders on Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit  Per visit  £31.20

Pay your invoice online.

Commercial contracts are set on a time and materials basis. The costs are individually assessed as part of our estimate.

Further details can be obtained from Pest Control or telephone 01653 600666.


We try to get things right first time, but know that sometimes things go wrong. If you are unhappy, please complain in the first instance to the unit providing the service. You can complain by phone, letter, by email or by fax.

If you have a complaint, or compliment about the service, in the first instance, please submit an Enquiry Form.

Your complaint will be investigated and we will send you a response within 5 working days or, if this is not possible, we will send you an acknowledgement letter detailing when you can expect a full response. If you are not satisfied with the response, you have the right to refer your complaint to a higher level through the Council's Complaints Procedure.



Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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