Under clause 21 of the Public Health (General) Regulation 2002, occupiers of premises are required to take reasonable measures to keep the premises free of fleas, other disease-carrying insects, rats and mice.
Where a property is providing a harbourage for disease-carrying pests, Council Environmental Health Officers can order the owner or occupier to take action to place the premises in a healthy condition.
If you suspect that a neighbouring property is harbouring pests you should contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.
Most birds are beneficial, but some species can cause problems.
Cockroaches have the potential to transfer disease organisms on their bodies.
Fleas feed on the blood of humans and other animals and can transmit diseases such as typhus to humans.
Flies can cause annoyance and transmit diseases such as shigella, salmonella and dysentery to humans.
Information about mosquitos and how to protect yourself.
Rodents can contaminate food, surfaces and utensils with their droppings and urine, and transmit diseases.
Swarming bees are not usually inclined to sting, provided they are left alone.
European wasps are more aggressive than bees and will attack when their nests are disturbed.
Council carries out rabbit control in bushland reserves and parks.
Foxes cause environmental damage by preying on native animals.
Although there are many different species of spiders in Australia, most are not regarded as dangerous to humans.
Termites or ‘white ants’ feed on wood and can cause extensive damage to buildings and other structures.
Customer Service Centre
1 Pope Street, Ryde NSW 2112
Phone: 9952 8222
After Hours Assistance: 9952 8222
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Phone: 8878 5111
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