Company signs pest control deal with Lichfield District Council

Pest problems in Lichfield and Burntwood will be dealt with by a new company after an agreement was signed by Lichfield District Council.

Members of the Opkill pest control team

Members of the Opkill pest control team

Residents will now need to contact Opkill if they have a problem with rats, mice, wasps, cockroaches or bedbugs.

They will offer the service for a reduced price following the council agreement.

Councillor Colin Greatorex, Cabinet member for housing and health, said: “We’re pleased to have entered into a five-year contract with Opkill.

“If you live in the district and experience a problem with pests in your home, we recommend that you contact Opkill for help.”

It costs £66 to deal with mice and rats – although residents on certain benefits get rats dealt with for free. It also costs £66 to tackle fleas, bedbugs and cockroaches, and £42 for wasps, ants and other insect pests.

People need to tell Opkill that they are Lichfield District Council residents when booking a service on 0800 980 4142.

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