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Pest control

Hygiene pests, such as pests (walking rat, house rat and house mouse) and vermin (arthropods, e.g. cockroaches, flour moths, bacon beetles), contaminate food and buildings, are destroyers of supplies and food and ultimately also cause technical defects.

The role of allergy-causing and, above all, as a carrier of diseases (vector function) on humans and animals should not be underestimated, because pests can transmit viruses and bacteria that can cause diseases in humans and animals.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the landowner. Private owners must contact private pest controllers. The responsibility for municipal land lies with the respective municipalities.

The responsibility lies with the county and the county-free city if health pests are identified,
This includes the necessary identification and assessment of whether, in the specific case, there is a well-founded risk that the spread of pathogens and thus of disease is to be feared.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

No deadlines need to be observed.

What else should I know?

The determination of sent arthropods (insects and spider seames) is carried out in administrative assistance in the department of pest control of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety for Lower Saxony offices and authorities. All other entrants, such as professional pest controllers or private individuals, will be charged a fee.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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