Pest Control

Pest Control

We appreciate having to deal with any kind of pests within your home can be a stressful and anxious time.

Common pests found within homes are:

  • Rodents
  • Moths
  • Ants
  • Beetles
  • Cockroaches
  • Bedbugs

Residents are responsible for managing pests within their own homes, and we have listed below the actions you should follow should a problem occur.

Prevention is better than a cure, and to discourage pests follow these simple actions:

  • Keep all kitchen and food preparation areas clear and store foodstuffs in sealed containers
  • Do not leave dirty dishes etc. in the sink or on drainers
  • Make sure any waste bins are securely covered and are emptied frequently
  • Make sure any gaps between appliances such as cookers, are cleaned regularly
  • Report any minor water leaks promptly to deny water sources
  • Make sure your home is clutter free and tidy
  • Wash and dry bed linen on the hottest temperature setting permitted
  • If you purchase any second hand items of clothing or furniture, inspect these carefully before bringing them home
  • If you move home or return from holiday, always check your belongings carefully to make sure you are not bringing any unwanted visitors with you

Mice and Rats

If you find Evidence of rodents in your home, you should contact Glasgow City Council’s Environmental Health. GCC will investigate and treat issues with mice or rats when the pests occur indoors at domestic properties – this service is provided free of charge. They will liaise with PHA to resolve issues such as filling in access holes.

You can use the online reporting form here;, or call 0141 287 1059.

Moths, Ants or Beetles

If you have issues with any of the above it is your responsibility to deal with them.

Products to deal with these pests are widely available from DIY and Hardware shops including the local Poundshop which has a good selection.

Information of how to deal with them is widely available online.

In centrally heated warm homes moths in particular can be particularly tricky to tackle, and to successfully treat them a high level of hygiene must be maintained to eradicate them including;

  • Regularly move large items of furniture and appliances and clean and disinfect behind them
  • Vacuum daily and make sure you empty the bag regularly to ensure eggs and larvae do not remain
  • Wash clothes and bedding etc. regularly, and store rarely used items in sealed or zipped bags

If you follow all of these simple measures, you can quickly tackle problems before they become bigger more expensive problems which require professional help.

PHA Responsibility

We will liaise with the council following Rodent control, and we will fill and block any holes in the fabric of the building, both internal and external to prevent further access.

We will engage with tenants to ensure that there are no lifestyle issues that may encourage rodent activity.

We will also work with our contractors to ensure regular and thorough cleaning of common areas wherever appropriate.

Our Pest Control and Management Policy is available here