The control of pests is an important part of creating a healthier place to live and work. Pests are insects and rodents that invade our homes and can pose a risk to health.
To book a course of treatment please call us on 020 8489 1335.
Important - please note: if an appointment is missed, the treatment is unable to go ahead, or the treatment is cancelled without giving two working days notice, a percentage of the total treatment cost will be retained. If the treatment is cancelled giving more than two working days notice, an administration fee of £15 will be retained.
Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange treatment via email.
Type of Pest Control
Wasps (one nest)
This service does not include foxes, please see the Dealing With Foxes section.
If you are a Homes for Haringey tenant, your housing office will cover the cost of some treatments. Please contact us if you are unsure who is responsible to pay for a treatment.
If you are living in rented accommodation and believe the issue of pests should be dealt with by your landlord or housing association, please contact them before arranging a treatment. If they are unwilling to address the problem you should contact our Health & Housing Response Team on 020 8489 1335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To report pest problems coming from a neighbouring property, pest problems in a food business, or rats in a public area, please contact 020 8489 1335 or email email@example.com
- If you wish to have an insect identified, please place the sample in a Sealed Container and post it to the address below. No personal callers to the address please
- All Pest Control treatments at Domestic rate are based on a house with up to three bedrooms with an additional minimum charge of £51 per extra room for bed bug treatments
Haringey does not provide a service for the treatment of foxes. You can find out more about foxes and how to deal with any problems on the Fox Project website (external link).
The council does not provide treatment for pigeon proofing. If you are a Homes for Haringey tenant in a flat, please contact your Housing Manager for advice.
The council does not provide treatment for seagull proofing. You may find further information in the Seagulls information leaflet (PDF, 163KB).
False Widow Spiders
Reports in the press about spider bites caused widespread alarm in the UK a few years ago.
The species associated with the bites, the noble false widow spider, has been living in the UK since the late nineteenth century (over 100 years), probably introduced here in cargo from ships returning from the Canary Islands and Madeira - they may also be found in France and Spain.
We tend to spot more spiders in the autumn because this is when the larger species reach maximum size, so are most visible. The males of some species also begin to move around more in search of a female, so are more likely to be spotted.
The body length of an adult female false widow spider is around 15 millimetres, males are a little smaller. Maximum leg length of both sexes is about 25 millimetres.
The False Widow is not an aggressive species towards humans and is most likely to bite when accidentally prodded, squashed, or trapped in clothing.
False widow spiders, of which seven species have been recorded in the UK, are among only a dozen or so of the UK’s 650 species of spider that are capable of biting humans. But spider bites are extremely rare within the UK and there have been no recorded deaths.
Spiders are natural enemies of many unwanted insect visitors found in the home and garden. If you want to get rid of one from your house, it's best to catch it and then release it away from your home using a glass and a piece of paper or card.
Try to avoid touching them - as well as the small risk of a bite, spiders are easily damaged.
We are here to help so if you are unsure about a pest problem or wish to arrange a treatment, please contact us.
All information in regards to the treatment will be kept confidential.
Pest Control Team - Environment and Neighbourhoods
Level 1 North - River Park House
225 High Road
Tel: 020 8489 1335 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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