HOUSEHOLDS will be able to access more pest control services through Reading Borough Council from 1st March.
The existing rat and mouse treatments the Council provides will also be cheaper under the upgraded service.
The Council previously offered a limited pest control service through its contractors, SDK Environmental Ltd, but the improved scheme also offers treatments for cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, cluster flies and other insects.
The cost of the rats and mice treatment will decrease from £72 to £65 and the concessionary discount with Your Reading Passport will be reduced to £45.
Commercial pest control will also be offered along with support for landlord and tenanted properties. A new pricing structure for these services is available online or customers can call 03444 828325 for further details.
Councillor Liz Terry, Lead Member for Neighbourhoods, said:
“The expansion of the Council’s pest control services is good news for residents.
“Households can be confident they will receive a good value, professional service to deal with different types of nuisance which can be disruptive and distressing to a family.
“We hope the reduction in the fee will also encourage people to take prompt action when faced with pest problems at home.”
Details of the new Pest Control service can be found at www.reading.gov.uk/pests