Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.


Close up image of a flea

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What are fleas?

Fleas are small insects that feed on blood. They feed off both humans and pets. They can also lay their eggs in carpets and skirting boards.

How do you spot fleas?

They are:

  • brown in colour
  • usually 1/10 of an inch (2 – 3 mm) in size
  • they leave small, red and itchy bite marks 

How do you stop fleas coming into your home?

If you have pets, treat them with anti-flea drops from a vet. This is the most effective way to stop them.

You can also find over the counter treatments and sprays at pet shops.

How do you get rid of fleas in your home?

We can spray floors, carpets and skirting boards with high quality insecticide to kill them.

How do you prepare your home for flea treatment from our team?

Please vacuum the area before we arrive and empty the cleaner or bag.

Then clear the floor and skirting board areas so we can spray them.

What do you do after the areas have been treated?

Don't vacuum the treated areas for seven days. This removes the insecticide and stops it working.