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Barking 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Barking]

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Section F -PEST INFESTATION CONTROL
The systematic treatment of the sewers in accordance with the recommendations
of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Infestation Control
Division) was carried out twice during the year.
The results of the treatment are set out as follows:-
JULY
Number of manholes baited 389
Number showing pre-bait take 185
Number showing complete pre-bait take 50
The second treatment of the sewers was carried out by a specialist disinfestation
company using Sodium Fluoracetate (1080). The results of this treatment
cannot be adequately assessed until subsequent treatments have been effected.
OCTOBER
Number of manholes baited 420 (1080)
Surface Infestation
The following extract from the Annual Report submitted to the Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for the year 1961 indicates the incidence of
Rodent Infestation in the Borough, dealt with by your officers.
A charge of 7s.0d. per hour is made for treatment of business premises of
all descriptions, whilst dwelling houses are serviced without charge.

PREVALENCE OF RATS AND MICE

TYPE OF PROPERTY (Non Agricultural)
1. Local Authority2. Dwelling Houses (inc. Council Houses)3. All other (inc. Business Premises)4. Totals of Cols. 1, 2 and 3.
1. Number of properties in Local Authority's District (Notes 1 & 2)3222,4782,80525,315
2. Number of properties inspected as a result of:-
(a) Notification4819434276
(b) Survey under the Act----
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