Pest control

Pest control services and products

Council does not provide any direct pest control services and does not sell pest control products.

Some things you can do to help control pests:

  • Maintain hygiene and cleanliness within the home, which is the one basic rule to avoid pests.
  • Seal off all crevices in and around problem areas as this will reduce access points for pests.
  • Check there is adequate sub-floor ventilation.

Bees and wasps

Bees and wasps can be a problem, especially in spring and early summer. Bees and wasps sting people and some people have a serious allergy to bees.

Bee rescue

A swarm of bees may stay in the one area for up to two or three days and then leave. If you are concerned and want to remove a bee swarm, contact an apiarist.

Council does not recommend a particular apiarist. However, you can search the web for 'bee rescue' to find contact details of apiarists who rescue and remove bees. Do not remove the swarm yourself.

Wasp nest removal

If you want to remove a wasp nest, contact a licensed pest controller. Do not remove it yourself.

Who is responsible for bee swarms and wasp nests?

On private property, the owner of a property is responsible for bee swarms or wasp nests.

On a light pole, contact:

On Council land, parks, pools or buildings, contact Council.