Pests

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We do not provide a pest control or treatment service but there are many local pest control operatives available. The websites of the British Pest Control Association, National Pest Technicians Association, or similar professional bodies have lists of local specialists who will be able to help.

Unfortunately we cannot provide any contractor recommendations, nor advise on their quality or suitability. The external links provided are outside of our control but are provided to help you. We advise you carry out necessary checks beforehand including finding out the cost of the works and extent of the service before agreeing to it. We would also advise you get more than one quote and bear in mind that each contractor may have a different basis of charging.

The responsibility for controlling pests lies with the owner or occupier. However, we will investigate and take appropriate action on insects from industrial trade or business premises (not domestic premises) that are prejudicial to health or a nuisance and on properties that need clearing and cleaning of vermin. We also have powers to require rats or mice to be destroyed on land that isn't agricultural land for that land to be kept free of them. In either of these cases, please feel free to report the matter to us.


Honey bees

Honey bees are not considered as pests. If you are being troubled by bees then rather than have them destroyed a bee keeper may be interested in taking the colony. You will find information about bees and what to do if you find a swarm on the Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association website. 


Contact us

  • Email: ehenquiries@tewkesbury.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01684 272191
  • Write to: Environmental Health , Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5TT.

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