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Pest fact sheets

Our pest control fact sheets are designed to provide you with more information about specific pest species and how they can be controlled. Treating any pest species can present a risk to you or the environment. We always recommend that you use our trained technicians rather than attempt to control any pest species yourself.

 Download the relevant fact sheet:

If you need any further advice or information, please contact us on 01695 577177, or fill in the online request form.

Free insect identification service

If you have a problem with an insect and do not know what species it is, we can identify it for you. The correct identification of an insect is important to successful treatment.

If our trained pest control technicians cannot identify the insect, we use an independent qualified entomologist to correctly identify the insect.

Any specimens requiring identification should be submitted to the following address, in a sealed container which is clearly labelled with your name and address: West Lancashire Borough Council - Pest Control Service, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire WN8 8EE.

Or alternatively, please contact us for further information on 01695 577177.