Pest control

Report a bedbug problem

Telephone 01202 261700 to book a treatment

You can find advice for controlling bedbugs on the British Pest Control Association website.

Costs

Charges are payable prior to treatment.

Normally 2 visits are needed to treat an infestation.

Costs are:

  • £77 (including VAT) for each visit

If you are in receipt of one, or a combination of, the following benefits treatment will be discounted.

Costs are:

  • £42.50 (including VAT) for each visit

Proof of benefits will be required and checked prior to treatment being carried out.

Booking the treatment

Please phone us on  01202 261700 during working hours, (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm Fridays) where our staff will provide advice and make an appointment for treatment.

Appointments are arranged Monday to Friday:

  • mornings (between 8am and 12 noon)
  • afternoons (12 noon and 4pm)

We are unable to provide an exact appointment time.

You can pay using credit (not American Express) or debit card when booking an appointment or by cash or cheque (payable to Borough of Poole) on the day of treatment before it has been started.

What to do before and after the treatment

If clothes or bedlinen have become infested, wash them at 60 degrees Celcius, or put them in a dryer on a hot setting for 30 minutes to kill the bugs.

Dismantle your bed and furniture, and closely inspect every seam, crevice and joint using a bright torch and use a vacuum cleaner with a hose to suck up any bugs you can see, but bear in mind you may not be able to find them all. Dispose of the contents of the vacuum cleaner in a sealed bag.

You may need to throw away a mattress if it appears to be heavily infested.

 

Page last updated: 18 July 2018
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