Insect Nuisance

Insect nuisance can have a detrimental impact on the quality of the local environment.

Under section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, local authorities have a duty to take reasonably practicable steps to investigate complaints of statutory nuisances, including “any insects emanating from relevant industrial, trade or business premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance”.

This provision does not apply to insects from domestic premises or to insects listed in Schedule 5 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, unless they are included in that schedule solely to prevent their trade or sale.

This measure is intended to provide local authorities with a remedy to nuisances emanating from insect infestations (whether naturally occurring or caused by human activities) on ‘relevant’ industrial, trade or business premises.

To register a complaint or to receive further advice please contact Environmental Health:
Tel 01748 829100
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or write to Environmental Health, Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4JX

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Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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