Rats and Mice
As of Monday the 2nd April 2012 Rochford Council no longer provides a pest control service, but you can find a list of local accredited pest control contractors by using the directory on the British Pest Control Associations (BPCA) website please see the related links below. Or you can find a list of contractors in directories like the Yellow Pages, or by searching on-line.
Now, from an onlineFOCUS viewpoint of wanting to protect the hygiene of the district, and to protect people who can’t really afford to pay for pest control, our instincts were against cancelling this service. However we couldn’t find any evidence that cutting this service had caused problems elsewhere – for example in Brighton, which did this a year or so before Rochford. So we have accepted this – and it counts towards the savings the council needs to make in its budget.
There are commercial outfits you can contact for a reasonable fee, and as one example, the chap who used to carry out the council work has now set up his own business.
However if you hear of someone who has a pest problem, and really can’t afford to pay, please let us know.