What Pest Control Services does Thanet offer?

The Council has no duty to provide pest control services; however under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 both Councils and individuals have duties relating to rodents (rats and mice) on land. If you are suffering from rodent activity which comes from neighbouring land or property contact us to investigate the matter for you.

Pests come in all shapes and sizes, details on the majority of the common pests (fleas, bedbugs, wasps, bees, cockroaches, flies, foxes, pigeons and seagulls) are available on this site and will help you in identifying unwelcome visitors and what can or can’t be done to control them. 

Remember some animals such as bats and badgers are protected so always seek professional advice if in doubt.

We offer Thanet residents a pest control service for treating pests of public health significance on their own residential premises at the following specially negotiated rates. This service is provided on our behalf by OCS Pest Control - 0161 868 9548 payment will be required in advance of treatment by debit/credit card over the phone.

Typical Fees

Type of Pest Fee What is included
Rats £49 per treatment A treatment is usually 3 visits.
Mice £49 per treatment A treatment is usually 3 visits.
Fleas & insects £40 per visit Minimum charge (up to 6 rooms). Usually 2 visits required.
Bed Bugs £45 per visit Minimum charge (up to 6 rooms). Usually 2 or 3 visits required.
Wasps & hornets £47 per nest Only available where the nest can be treated without specialist access equipment (up to 8m). Additional nests at £15.00.
Out of hours rate £45 per visit In addition to the rates above.
Industrial/Commercial £33 per hour Plus materials.


If a pest is not listed above, e.g. squirrels, herring gulls, feral pigeons, rabbits, moles etc,.  please contact OCS Pest Control on 0161 868 9548 or email pestcontrol.helpdesk@ocs.co.uk