Aberystwyth Council

Pest and Weed Control

Pest Control

The control of pests such as rats and other rodents in homes and gardens is not the responsibility of the Council. According to the `Prevention of Damage by Pests Act', all land owners have a legal duty to keep their land free from rats and mice.

The British Pest Control Website is a rich resource for pest issues and includes a database of organisations and individuals who can help with dealing with a wide variety of pests such as wasp nests, ants, rats, mice and cockroaches.

Weed Control

Unfortunately, there are many types of non-native invasive weeds across the Wales. In most cases, individual landowners have responsibility and widespread control is not the sole responsibility of any statutory organisation. Natural Resources Wales may seek to control invasive weeds on land/flood defences it owns or maintains.