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Pest control

The Council offers pest control services for both homes and businesses.

Our team of highly experienced pest control technicians based in the heart of South Shields has comprehensive knowledge of dealing with a wide variety of pest problems and how to prevent them. 

Report a pest problem

Tell us if you would like a pest control officer to visit your home or business.

To make an appointment, call us on 0191 427 7000, or:

Report a pest problem online

Pests we deal with

  • ants
  • rats
  • wasps
  • mice (treatable only indoors)
  • bedbugs
  • fleas
  • cockroaches
  • beetles
  • many other pests which cause environmental or structural damage

Pests we don't deal with

  • bats
  • slugs
  • snails
  • spiders
  • rabbits
  • foxes
  • woodworm

Pest control charges

Household pest control charges
Call out advice£22 (which will be deducted if we carry out treatment)
Insects£62.50 (associated return visits free of charge)
Rats (outside the property)£43
Rats (inside the property)£62.50
Bedbugs£134 for a property that contains up to 3 bedrooms. For those larger than this, then we will levy an additional charge of £25 per bedroom
Business pest control charges
All pests£103 per treatment (with rodents the final "clear up" visit is usually free of charge) - please call 0191 427 7000.
Service contractCompetitive rates. To arrange a free, no obligation quote contact us on 0191 427 7000.

All charges are inclusive of VAT.

Treatments for ants, cockroaches, fleas, garden beetles, garden mites, earwigs, wasps, woodlice, and other pests are included in your rent payment if you are a South Tyneside Homes tenant.

Pest control for businesses

Businesses can choose from:

  • a "one off" treatment to tackle pests
  • a service contract that is specifically tailored to meet your needs, whether it be preventing or removing pests that may threaten your business.

Why choose a service contract?

  • reduced call out times
  • frequent visits to your business premises including help to prevent problems
  • written reports of our findings and recommendations
  • written scheme of services
  • assurance that legislation is met and your business is safeguarded
  • we can assure other local government agencies that any problems are being dealt with quickly, efficiently and effectively

Service contracts are offered at competitive rates. To arrange a free, no obligation quote contact us on 0191 427 7000.

More information

For more information or to get in touch with our Pest Control Team, contact:

Environmental Health
Level 2
Town Hall and Civic Offices
Westoe Road
South Shields
NE33 2RL

Phone: 0191 427 7000

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