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Pests we do not treat

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Bees

  • Wiltshire Council does not treat bee swarms due to the drastic decline in bee numbers over the last few years
  • Bee swarms are usually seen from April to July depending on weather conditions
  • If you have a swarm you can get more information from Wiltshire Beekeepers Association. In the unlikely event that the nest cannot be safely accessed, the standard call out fee will be charged and additional payments will be refunded
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Pigeons

  • Wiltshire Council does not currently carry out any treatments to reduce pigeons commercially
  • For more information see pigeons fact sheet in download section
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Ants

  • Wiltshire Council does not treat ants, however products to deal with ant problems can be found in hardware stores
  • Ants live in nests but travel to find food
  • To prevent ants ensure that sugary foods are kept in sealed containers and all food spillages are cleaned up removed
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Flies

  • Wiltshire Council currently only treat cluster fly infestations
  • For more information on fly infestations see fact sheet in download section
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Seagulls

  • Wiltshire Council does not currently treat seagulls
  • The RSPB has issued a Briefing Statement on urban gulls for local authorities and the public which has useful information on the law and seagulls see fact sheet in download section
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Biscuit Beetles

  • Wiltshire Council does not treat biscuit beetle infestations
  • For more information on biscuit beetle infestations see fact sheet in download section
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Spiders

Wiltshire Council does not offer treatment to destroy spiders as they are generally not harmful and do not cause damage to propertyHow to prevent spiders in your home.
  • Remove spider webs
  • Vacuum frequently
  • Fill in any wall gaps and cracks
  • Remove clutter that would make accommodation for spiders
  • Make your home less attractive to the spider's prey with good lighting
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Foxes

  • Wiltshire Council does not treat foxes as it is unusual for foxes to enter homes and property
  • Ways to prevent foxes coming into gardens and information on the characteristics of foxes and answers to common questions about how to control them, may be found on The Fox
  • Further information and publications about the control of Foxes can be found from Natural England
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Woodworm

  • Wiltshire Council does not treat woodworm
  • For more information on woodworm see fact sheet in download section

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Last updated: 10 April 2017 | Last reviewed: 10 April 2017