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Health department attack rodent population

Efforts are on to significantly reduce the rodent population in Bin the St. Michael community of Bush Hall.

Environmental Health Officer, Collis Farley, says the Environmental Health Department has started a community-based vector control project after residents complained of a spike in the number of rodents and mosquitoes in the area.

A number of strategies to get residents on board have been employed, including the formation of an Environmental Health Committee.

Mr. Farley says the project has also involved government departments like the Ministry of Health, and the National Housing Corporation as well as private sector agencies like B’s Bottling and the Scrap Man, as his department could not do it alone.

Environmental Health Officer, Collis Farley

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