Find out about our pest control treatment services, which types of pests we can visit for, charges, appointment times and what to expect when we visit.
We offer treatment visits in Eastbourne for:
Charges for Treatment Visits
We can provide treatment if your home is affected by rats or mice as they can spread disease. All treatments at domestic premises for rats are free of charge. A charge of £29.50 is made for domestic mice treatments.
For other pests that are not a health risk, such as fleas and wasps, a charge will be made. The charge for wasps is £37.00. Flea treatments are charged on a scale depending on the size of the property.
If the premises affected are a business, a charge will be made depending on the work involved. Commercial businesses can be invoiced on receipt of a purchase order.
You can download our current Pest Control Fees and Charges list below.
For domestic customers the charge is payable at the time our Pest Control Technician visits, either by cash or a cheque payable to Eastbourne Borough Council. If paying by cash, please ensure you have the exact amount as our staff do not carry change.
Booking an Appointment
To book a pest control treatment visit in Eastbourne, please telephone 01323 410000 during office hours to arrange an appointment.
Appointments are booked for either morning (sometime between 9am and 1pm) or afternoon (sometime between 1.30pm and 5pm), on Mondays to Wednesdays only. We are not able to offer timed appointments.
What We Will Do
All work is carried out by qualified staff. Our Pest Control Officers will:
tell you their name
show you identification if you ask, which you can check by telephoning us on 01323 410000
advise you if there will be a charge to remove the pests
only use materials and methods which have been approved by the Government's Advisory Committee on Pesticides. These are designed to get rid of the pests causing the problem, in a humane way without harming other creatures
inspect your home or business to confirm which pest is causing the problem and which parts are affected. It may be possible for us to discover how the pests got into your home in some cases (e.g. rats entering from a broken drain)
tell you the method we intend to use to treat the problem, and whether you need to take any precautions (for example, keep children and pets away during the treatment)
carry out the treatment for the pests according to health and safety rules
place baits in appropriate containers where they could be attractive to other creatures
- provide you with a written report of the treatment. This will state the pesticides which have been used. You should retain this and in case of accident, show to your doctor or veterinary surgeon. You can download a copy of the guidance below
advise you of any precautions you can take to stop the problem occurring again. You can download advice leaflets following treatment for fleas below
make further visits when it is necessary to check if baits have been taken, or to lay further baits. Treatment will continue until the pests are removed
tell you the appropriate length of time for treatments to take effect before arranging a revisit, depending on the type of pest - for fleas you can download further information on revisits below