Families faced with wasps, fleas, rats or any other pest problems can now call on speedier pest control services from Durham County Council.
The authority has introduced same day appointments to more quickly rid homes of irritating insects, troublesome rodents and other uninvited animal guests.
Cllr Brian Stephens, the council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local services, said: “We offer a great service and this development makes it even more accessible with residents able to book at any time of the day or night.”
Pest control manager, Mark Farren, said: “Previously the earliest appointment our booking system could offer was the next day but now, after streamlining our booking process and freeing up appointment slots we can make sure more people can get their pest problems seen sooner – even possibly on the same day.
“Just the other day we treated a wasps nest within 15 minutes of someone making a booking.”
For a one-off charge of just £40 the council’s British Pest Control Association registered pest controllers can help Durham householders tackle rats, mice, moles, squirrels, wasps, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, flies, and other flying and crawling insect problems.
The same team also provide pest management services for businesses and landlords at competitive rates.
Mark said: “Our experienced team of technicians hold industry leading qualifications and collectively have over 120 years’ experience so if you’ve got a pest problem we can help.”
For more information about the services available and to book an appointment visit www.durham.gov.uk/pestcontrol