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Pests not treated

The Pest Control Service do not provide treatment for the following animals:

  • Squirrels

  • Foxes

  • Pigeons

Whilst we do not provide treatments for these animals we are happy to offer advice if you have problems with any of the above.

For further information, please contact us as per the details below.


Badgers and their setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, which makes it illegal to kill, injure or take badgers or to interfere with a badger sett. The term ‘badger sett’ is normally understood to mean the system of tunnels and chambers, in which badgers live, and their entrances and immediate surrounds.  

The Council is not responsible for solving problems relating to badgers and cannot offer advice.

The Natural England web site contains a considerable amount of information about badgers including a frequently asked questions section.

Alternatively there is a network of over 60 local Badger Groups across Great Britain, all working for the protection of their local badgers. Please see the Badger Trust website for further information.


Due to their environmental importance, we do not provide a treatment for bees, please contact the British Beekeepers Association.

Contact Details

  • Name Pest Control
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345