Hygiene pests, such as rodents (brown 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 foodstuffs and ultimately also cause technical defects.
The role as a trigger of allergies and above all as a vector 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.
Information on the topic of "pest control" on the pages of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the property owner. Private owners must turn to private pest controllers. The responsibility for municipal land lies with the respective municipalities.
The responsibility lies with the district and with the district-free city, if health pests are detected,
This includes the necessary determination and assessment of whether, in the specific case, there is a well-founded risk that a further spread of pathogens and thus of diseases is to be feared.
Which documents are required?
No documents are required.
What are the fees?
There are no fees.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines to be observed.
Ordinance on Rat Control in the State of Lower Saxony (RattenVO)
What else should I know?
The identification of sent arthropods (insects and arachnids) is carried out in the Department of Pest Control of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety for Lower Saxony offices and authorities in administrative assistance. For all other submitters, such as professional pest controllers or private individuals, a fee will be charged.
Information on pest diagnostics on the website of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.
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Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety