Public Meeting Will Discuss Pest Control When Moorwell Waste Removal Begins

rubbish dump 3There’ll be a public meeting to explain how rats and pests will be controlled during the removal of legacy waste at the Moorwell refuse site.

Some islanders and homeowners living near the dump have voiced concern that the area could be affected by vermin dislodged when the waste pile comes down.

But the Council’s Director of Place, Craig Dryden, says that a public forum will share the  plans with residents and businesses once a contractor is in place.

The Council intend to discuss the pest control strategy with local medical and veterinary staff too, he says.

At the moment, it’s unclear how many rats may be on the site. It’s difficult to estimate the size of the existing population, says Craig, although the contractors will be required to eradicate any pests that exist there.

The successful applicant will also be required to provide a 24/7 call out service in the event that any resident has a pest problem directly arising from the waste removal programme.

Town Hall staff are currently recruiting the pest control experts and are inviting quotes from specialists for the work.

The first stage will be to erect fencing around the waste management site before the rodent elimination work begins.



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