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Warning : Rat Bait in use

The Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens have authorised Pest Control to set up rat poison bait boxes in the small Therfield Road carpark (see map) in order to deal with a disturbingly large – and growing – rat infestation notified to us under the 1949 Pest Act. 

The rat poison being used is Bromadiolone. As the Landowner we are obliged to deal with this matter promptly and in accordance with the Pest Act 1949.

We have authorised the placing of rat poison in secure bait boxes which are themselves then placed within the litter bins bases. This has significantly reduced the risk of any human contact with the bait.  However, we are warning all users – particularly dog walkers to be alert.  Keep young children and dogs close to you and within eye-sight to ensure that  they do not come into contact with rats/rat remains in this area. 

Additionally, we will be removing some bins (which have been damaged by the rats) so as to limit rat access to food waste and to give our pest controller the greatest chance of bringing this problem under control in the coming weeks.  Please play your part and take food waste home with you. 

Finally, a daily site visit has been established to remove visible rat remains and current litter picking activities will continue as normal.

We wish to resolve this problem as soon as possible.  However, this requires everyone to play their part. So please:

  • Be alert to the rat problem ;  warning signs are on site and in the wider area
  • Leave no food waste

All enquiries or comments can be directed to the clerk at clerk@therfieldheath.org.uk or by phone on 07449 705345.  Thank you for your understanding.

Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens

Date : Friday 16 April 2021

Map of the treatment area shown in red on the map above.

Warning Posters – like this (click here for poster) are on display.

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