Pest control

Pests not treated

We try not to treat insects, birds or mammals unless they are posing a threat or nuisance.


We try not to treat bees unless they pose a risk to householders, for example, a swarm in a house or chimney.

For honey bees we try to keep lists of local beekeepers who might take them away. There are not many local beekeepers now and we always welcome any new names to add to the list.


Bats are a protected species. If you discover a bat, or suspect you have a bat roost, you must not harm them. You should contact Scottish Natural Heritage.

More information is also available online from the Bat Conservation Trust.