Anti-rat campaign moves to Soweto

2011-08-12 20:49

Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg's rodent eradication campaign is moving to Soweto, a spokesperson said on Friday.

"[The city] is taking the battle against rodents to Orlando East, Soweto from Monday to Friday," spokesperson Nkosinathi Nkabinde said.

The 90-day campaign, known as Impi yamagundwane, or "rodents' eradication" began in Alexandra on August 2.

It was targetting rats and "other pests" in four areas, namely Orange Farm, Ivory Park, Alexandra and Orlando East.

"Community meetings have currently been taking place to mobilise support for the pest control operations, and provide information on how to eliminate rodents.

"Pest control operators from the city's environmental health services have been also surveying the areas and identifying rodent hotspots that will receive priority attention during the campaign."

People should stop illegal dumping and improper disposal of food to stop attracting rats.

Household waste should be wrapped in plastic bags and placed in closed dustbins.

Dirty dishwater containing food scraps should also not be poured into catch pits or open spaces.

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