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Dagenham 1952

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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PREVENTION OF DAMAGE BY PESTS ACT, 1949

Type of PropertyTotal
Local AuthorityDwelling HousesAgriculturalAll other (including Business and Industrial)
Total number of properties2429,16971,42330,623
*Number of properties inspected as a result (a) of notification, or(a) 514366214
(b) otherwise(b) 14289576384
Number of properties found to be infested by ratsMaj. —
Min. 411430148
Number of properties found to be seriously infested by mice47457135
Number of infested properties treated by the Local Authority818887283
Number of notices served under Section 4:—
(1) Treatment
(2) Structural Works (i.e., Proofing)
Number of cases in which default action was taken by Local Authority following issue of notice under Section 4
Legal Proceedings
Number of "Block control" schemes carried out 24.
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* These figures do not include the regular routine inspection of food
premises, factories, etc., by the Sanitary Inspectors.


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