SDK (DialaPest) work on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council to provide pest control treatments to domestic (but not commercial) premises within Central Bedfordshire.
You can contact contact SDK (DialaPest) online or call 08444 821 341.
Due to the nature of this work, it is not possible to guarantee complete success on every occasion. Householders may wish to carry out treatments themselves using proprietary products that can be purchased from hardware stores and garden centres. Please ensure you read and follow the user instructions carefully.
|Rats & Mice||£39.50||£19.75|
|Ants & Fleas||£58||£29|
Please note that for those in receipt of means tested benefits the services have a reduced charge.
* Those residents must be able to prove, prior to treatment taking place that they are in receipt of the relevant housing benefit or council tax benefit.
Central Bedfordshire Council does not treat bees because they play an important role in helping to maintain the environment however if you think you have a swarm of bees, please visit the Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association website for more information and advice.
A quick guide:
Solitary bees: Bees start to fly in April or May and cease flying in autumn time. The size of solitary bees varies from 5mm to 20mm depending on the species. Solitary bees do not sting or swarm and they pollinate a wide range of flora and therefore should be encouraged and left alone.
Bumble bees: Bumble bees are often seen flying from holes in the ground, under sheds and occasionally from bird boxes. They tend to be roundish in shape and often black with white/yellow/gold stripe on their bodies. They vary in size from 15mm to 30mm depending on the species. Nests start small in April and gradually increase in size to a maximum of 200 to 300 bees by late summer. Bumble bees do not swarm and will only sting if provoked so a nest will not normally cause any problems.
Honey bees: Honey bees do swarm and a swarm may consist of a large number of bees clustered on a branch, tree, bush etc. Honey bees can suddenly arrive as a large cloud of bees and can be quite noisy. When settled, bees may be seen flying to and from the cluster as they search for a new permanent home. If they are left alone they will normally move on within a couple of days or so. Honey bees do sting and will do so if provoked.
If left alone there should be no problems. The occupier of the property should seek professional advice from a beekeeper concerning their removal and should not attempt to tackle the swarm themselves. For advice and information on honey bee swarms in the area, please visit the Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association website.