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FOI 6570

Pest Control

Request

For each of the following, please provide the most recent figures and figures as at May 2010

How many staff are employed in pest control by the council or through contractors?

What is the average time between a pest being reported and a member of the pest control team visiting the site of the complaint?

What is the average time between a pest being reported and the case being closed?

How much was spent on pest control by your local authority in the last full financial year and in 2009/10?

Finally, how many reports of pests did the pest control service receive in the last full financial year and in 2009/10?

Response

How many staff are employed in pest control by the council or through contractors?
2009/10 – 3
2010/11 – 0 – we stopped providing a pest control treatment service as at 1st April 2010

What is the average time between a pest being reported and a member of the pest control team visiting the site of the complaint?
Same day response and up to 5 day response

What is the average time between a pest being reported and the case being closed?
Depends on the pest

How much was spent on pest control by your local authority in the last full financial year and in 2009/10?
2009/10 - (£8,553 – income for pest control – main expenses not easily extracted – salary and rechargers not included)

Finally, how many reports of pests did the pest control service receive in the last full financial year and in 2009/10?
2009/10 – 1599
2010/11 – nil