We can take action to deal with houses and gardens that are a threat to human health because of their condition. We can take action if waste is rotting or decaying such as food or faeces.
We can take action if animals are kept in filthy disease forming conditions.
If the house or garden has rats living there we can also take action to destroy them. We can also take action against infestations of fleas, bedbugs and cockroaches. We cannot take action against wasps or ants nests in neighbouring properties.
We don’t have powers to deal with untidy or poorly decorated houses or overgrown gardens where there is no threat to human health.
If you would like to report a property that you believe is a threat to human health because of it's condition you can contact our Environmental Health team by email on email@example.com or by phone on 01572 722 577
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