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Pest Control

The pest control service exists to ensure that the Isle of Man is kept free from the nuisance of pests and the damage they can cause.

Treatments for public health pests (rats, mice, wasps and cockroaches) are free of charge in all domestic premises and farms. The Department understands the importance of bees and will contact a beekeeper to remove bee swarms where possible.

As the Island's local authorities look to regenerate town centres, the question of pigeons and the associated 'mess' they produce is constantly raised. Although pigeons are not public health pests, the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has produced a guidance document to help local authorities, businesses and Government Departments control pigeon populations in the worst affected areas through non-lethal means.

If you have any enquiries with regard to pest control services please contact:

Pest Control

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 685894

Email:Send Email

Rodenticide collection

Bait can be collected from the Sawmills Office at St John's:

  • Monday between 9am and 11am (except bank holidays)
  • Wednesday between 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Please ensure you bring your photo ID card with you when collecting bait.

Please note that bait will not be available for collection outside of these times nor will bait be given to anyone who cannot present a valid card.

If you have lost your card or are interested in going on a training course, please contact the Agriculture Directorate:

Forestry Directorate

Sawmill Office

Thie Sileau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 695719

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