Rat worryBAITING OFFICERS Seibert Cadogan and Michelle Lewis placing bait in a station in Cheapside. (Maria Bradshaw)
By Maria Bradshaw | Mon, June 04, 2012 - 12:11 AM
MINISTRY OF HEALTH officials are worried about the population of giant rats in Bridgetown.
And since last year they have been intensifying efforts to eradicate the vermin, which can spread leptospirosis, from the city.
Head of the Vector Control Unit, Maurice Gaskin, told the DAILY NATION more than 1 000 dead rats were collected last year during the extensive baiting programme in the city.
He pointed out that in anticipation of a dispersal of rats when the old Fairchild Street market is torn down in another week or so, the baiting officers had been sent out into Bridgetown.
Read the full story in today's DAILY NATION.
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