Controlling and eliminating pests such as rats, mice and insects is important as they are not only highly unpleasant but pose a danger to health. The EHO has the legal power to deal with infested premises or land however the responsibility to rid a premises or land of rodents rests primarily with the person occupying it.
In order to support the public in this, the Environmental Health Service has produced an information leaflet detailing how to eliminate an existing rodent problem and also outlining precautions that can be taken to avoid a rodent infestation.
Click here to read Rodent Control for householders
Many rodent problems can occur due to rodents being disturbed during building works a similar leaflet has also been produced aimed at those in the construction industry.
Click here to read Rodent Control for the Construction Industry
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