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Riverside rat infestation?

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Riverside rat  infestation? thumbnailThere have been increased sightings of rats in Riverside Park.

COUNCIL has sent pest control experts to carry out 'baiting' in Riverside park to combat a possible rat infestation as concerned residents have reported sightings of the unwelcome rodents near their Ballymoney homes.
The council owned park is a popular attraction for families, walkers and anglers, but over the last few years sightings of large numbers of rats have been reported.
One nearby resident claims the rat infestation has returned to Riverside Park, encouraged by scraps from people feeding the ducks.
She told The Chronicle: "People are down there with their children feeding the ducks, not realising they're feeding the rats too!
“It's just terrible. They are bound to be urinating and that around the playpark and children are into everything with their hands, even if they were to fall onto it they could pick up some form of infection.
“It's a council owned park, it's their responsibility to get this sorted once and for all.

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