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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

See the latest information and advice in Exeter. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS, who are well prepared to deal with this virus.

May bank holiday bin collections

Domestic refuse and recycling collections due on Monday 25 May, will instead take place on Saturday 30 May. All other collections that week will remain as normal – find out when your bin is collected

Pest control

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6. Fleas

How do I know if I have fleas in my home?

  • if your pet starts scratching more than usual
  • if you find bites on your body (a tiny dark red spot surrounded by a reddened area) generally below the knee
  • actual sightings of fleas in your home, on yourself or on your pets

How do I get rid of them?
You can treat minor infestations yourself. Suitable insecticides can be found at your veterinary surgery, as opposed to pet stores, as the active ingredients found in pet shop bought treatments may not be as strong and therefore not as effective. These insecticides can be used to treat bedding, carpets, curtains, sofas and chairs. Please follow the instructions given with the product. A good vacuuming 2 weeks after treating soft furnishings will help to remove any remains of the fleas. You should wash and, if possible, tumble dry pet bedding. Ideally we would recommend you seek professional help. Our pest control officer can treat minor and severe infestations in your home.

Report a pest control problem online

Charges
We charge £91.00 for the first room and £33.00 for every additional room.