Pest control

If you are having a problem with rats, mice or insects at your home or business, our pest control officers can help with humane and environmentally-friendly treatments.

Book a pest control appointment, using our secure site (You will be ​redirected and asked to sign in or create an account.)

Knowsley Pest Control Service provides treatments to homes in Huyton, Prescot, Whiston, Halewood, Cronton, Knowsley Village and Kirkby. We are members of the prestigious British Pest Control Association (BPCA) – the leading trade association representing excellence in the pest control industry. 

What it costs

Type of pest Charge
Rats (information sheet - PDF) £24.00
Mice (information sheet - PDF) £24.00
Bed bugs (information sheet - PDF) £51.60
Bees (information sheet - PDF) £51.60 (advice only)
Cockroaches (information sheet - PDF) £51.60
Fleas (information sheet - PDF) £51.60
Ants  (information sheet - PDF) £51.60
Wasps (information sheet - PDF) £51.60

Dealing with other wildlife

There are other forms of wildlife which may cause problems at your property, but are protected by law:

We do not deal with foxes or bees, but we can offer advice on keeping them away from your property.

What is the difference between wasps and bees?

Care must be taken to identify correctly - honey bees, bumblebees and wasps - we do not deal with bees but we do treat wasps.

Honey bee


Honey bees are a similar size to wasps but darker in colour. Their stripes will not be bright. Bees have more of a furry body and have yellow pollen sacs which you will see on their back legs. Nests will usually be in trees, sheds, lofts and cavity walls. They should not be killed unless public safety is at risk.

Please note, if you have a honey bee swarm, then please contact a local bee keeper.



Bumblebees can be up to 30 millimetres and are round and furry. They should not be killed unless public safety is at risk.



Wasps are similar size to honey bees. Wasps always have bright yellow and black stripes.

We do treat wasps – a refund will not be given if we attend to treat wasps and they are found to be bees.

How to book a pest control appointment

Pest control visits take place between 8am and 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday or 8am to 2.30pm on Fridays. Someone over the age of 16 must be present during the appointment.

To book and pay for a pest control appointment online, you must have an online services account. Create an account or log in to your existing account.

If you are paying by cash, please call in to any Knowsley Council One Stop Shops to book an appointment.

To cancel or amend an appointment, please call 0151 443 2400.