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Pest Control Service Updates and News


April 2014

We’ve been able to hold our prices for the last 2 years, but unfortunately from April 1st 2014 some of our prices have risen. . We’ve reluctantly made these changes to ensure that we are able to continue to provide pest control services. We believe our services continue to offer value for money.
We’ve also introduced a charge for the treatment of rats at resident’s homes. Residents claiming Council Tax Benefit, Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance, Housing Benefit, Guaranteed State Pension Credit, Income Support or Universal Credit can apply for FREE treatment. A pest control officer will provide an application form when they visit.

April 2013

Aspire Housing have agreed that the Borough Council should continue to provide pest control services to Aspire residents for a further three years.

We have reviewed our costs and started to make changes to our service.  As a result we are pleased to confirm that our charges for April 2013 to March 2014 remain unchanged.

April 2012

Aspire Housing cease Ant and Flea treatments

Aspire Housing still pay the borough council’s pest control team to provide a range of services for their tenants, however they will no longer pay for either Ant treatments or Fleas treatments.  Aspire customers having problems with ants or fleas should see the advice on our main pages.


February 2012

Services for Aspire Housing

We are currently discussing with Aspire Housing which services they will pay for us to provide to their tenants.


June 2011

Honey Bees Swarms

Several times each year we are called to move a swarm of honey bees. This swarm with several hundred bees was removed from Brampton Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Friday 2nd June, with the help of beekeeper Mr Tim Waye.

Bees in Brampton Park

Bee swarm in brampton park

Bees are important insects, and whenever possible we do not disturb them.  Only if it is essential for the safety of residents do we try to relocate them.  Details of local beekeepers can be found on our main pages.  If you would like your details added to our list please contact us.

April 2011


Important information for Aspire Housing Customers

From 14th April 2011, Aspire Customers who require pest control services should contact Aspire Housing

Aspire will explain the services available, and if necessary arrange for a pest control officer to visit.

If Aspire are unable to help, Newcastle Borough Council will be happy to explain the services we can provide and our current charges.


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