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Service Issues

UPDATE 23/09/2022 at 16:50 Please be aware that we continue to be impacted by the regional ICT network disruption which may affect some of our online services. All telephone calls to Boston Borough Council are being diverted to South Holland District Council switchboard where queries will be dealt with as normal

Pest Control

Information and advice about pest control

Pest Control

We like many other councils have ceased provision of a pest control service.

We can however provide advice and information to the public on pest control matters.

Anyone requiring pest control services are advised to contact a pest control contractor, usually the yellow pages or a search on the internet will provide a list of local pest controllers.

We would recommend looking for pest controllers that are part of professional pest control organisations such as the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) or National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA)

Honey Bee Swarms

Boston Borough Council is often contacted for advice about swarms of honey bees that have appeared in peoples gardens.

Swarms will normally move on and should not present a danger if left alone. There are however local beekeepers that can help.

The British Bee Keepers Association gives advice on identifying honey bees and provides a link to contacting a local beekeeper who may be able to remove the swarm.

Bee keepers may charge for their services however this is usually a small fee to cover their travel costs etc. You should discuss any costs directly with the beekeeper beforehand.