Hygiene pests, such as rodents (Norway rats, house rats and house mice) and vermin (arthropods, e.g. cockroaches, flour moths, bacon beetles), contaminate food and buildings, destroy supplies and food and ultimately also cause technical defects.
The role as a trigger of allergies and, above all, as a carrier of diseases (vector function) to 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 property owner. Private owners must contact private pest controllers. The responsibility for municipal land lies with the respective municipalities.
The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city if health pests are detected,
This includes the necessary determination and assessment of whether there is a justified risk in the specific case that there is a risk of further spread of pathogens and thus of diseases.
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.
What else should I know?
The determination of submitted arthropods (insects and arachnids) is carried out in the Pest Control Department of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety for Lower Saxony offices and authorities in administrative assistance. A fee will be charged for all other submitters, such as professional pest controllers or private individuals.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.