Wrexham Council has axed the provision of its pest control service as part of the authority’s ongoing attempt to find savings of £45million.
From April 1st 2015 the provision of a Council Pest Control Service to the public (excluding Council properties) will no longer be available.
This decision has been taken following a review of the Pest Control Service as part of the reshaping of services in response to the budget pressures facing the Council.
However the authority will continue to deal with pests on Council owned premises, including Council housing but not on private properties (residential and commercial). Any existing pest control contract work with the Council will continue until 1 April.
Councillor David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Public Protection said: “The Council is facing very challenging budget pressures which unfortunately mean that discretionary services such as pest control are no longer sustainable.
“However, the Council will continue to deal with any pest problems on its own premises, including Council housing.”
There is a well-established private sector pest control market with many contractors listed on the internet or in trade directories/Yellow Pages.
The Council’s Public Protection service website pages will continue to provide advice about the causes and general methods of treating different pests, but the responsibility for treating these on privately owned premises rests with the resident, landlord and landowner.