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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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RODENT CONTROL - The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949.0

The following are details of work carried out during the year by the Rodent Officers in connection with the destruction of rats and mice?

1. Treatment of Business and Private Premises.
Business PremisesPrivate Premises
Number of visits5333,020
Number of infestations found43270
Number of treatments undertaken40256
Number of pre-baits laid2,398
Number of poison baits laid718
Number of complaints received330
2. Sewer Maintenance Treatments.
No. of pre-baits laidNo. of poison baits laid
No. 1 Treatment1,355421
No. 2 Treatment1,180281
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There has been excellent co-operation from owners and
occupiers of premises where treatments have been carried out.
It is of interest to record that a large number of rat
infestations have been traced to defective frontage drains,
this being the section of drain between the interceptor and the
sewer, and such iniestations have been completely eradicated on
reconstruction or repair of the defective drain.


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