Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's Rat Numbers

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:53pm 15th June 2012

Some pest control experts who say they are dealing with more rats in Cornwall, are blaming missed rubbish collections.

The council insists it has not seen any rise since problems with new provider Cory.

Normally the vermin population tends to peak during winter before tailing off in spring.

Steve Clemo runs Hayle firm Pestakill, and says it is more likely to be caused by the recent wet weather:

"A mild winter, followed by a very wet spring, and as you can see, summer. I mean, the water table is up quite high which, alot of the rat population is down under our feet in the sewers and what have you, and they're being forced out of those harbourages."

In a statement, Cornwall Council said: "With regard to the question of an increase in the rat population, the Council's Public Health and Protection officers investigate reports from the public of rat infestations in public areas or a neighbour's garden. However Public Health and Protection have not received an increase in reports to the service over the past few weeks.

"Cory Environmental continues to work closely with Cornwall Council to ensure it delivers an efficient and effective service. Whilst there were teething problems with some aspects of the new service, the vast majority of these have now been resolved and the services are now operating well. Cory is now successfully completing over 99.8% of scheduled collections.
"Residents continue to receive a weekly collection of 'black sack' rubbish and anyone who uses a wheeled bin or standard rubbish bin for storing their waste can continue to do this."

3:53pm 15th June 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
ruthern bridge

WATCH: Cornwall Beauty Spots Added To 'At-Risk' Register

Ruthern Bridge and the HMS Colossus wreck named by Historic England


PHOTOS: Will This Create Almost 1000 New Jobs For Cornwall?

It comes after a six star resort near Wadebridge got the go ahead

Most read
travis perkins

Job Losses At Building Supplies Firm With Branches Across Cornwall

We do not know which Travis Perkins sites will be affected

police line

Pensioner Dies After A30 Crash

Police say the 84 year old's car hit the central reservation at Launceston

Top articles

Care Worker Jailed For Pensioner's Murder

Cornwall News: Karen Pedley from Carharrack handed 14 life sentences

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Actress Shailene Woodley 'tells the truth' of her arrest

Showbiz News: Shailene Woodley has written an article "telling the truth" about her arrest for protesting against the Dakota oil pipeline.

Syrian army responsible for third chlorine gas attack - UN inquiry

World News: A UN inquiry has found Syrian government forces responsible for another toxic gas attack, this time in Syria's Idlib province in March 2015.

England forward Kruis out due to ankle surgery

Sports News: England forward George Kruis will be out for "a number of weeks" after having ankle surgery, say his club Saracens.

Shark-cage diver 'reborn' after close encounter with great white

Strange News: A man who survived a face to face encounter with a great white shark says he feels "reborn" after the terrifying incident.

Newer article

Foodbank Helps Hundreds

Cornwall News: Demand is rocketing at Liskeard and Looe foodbank

Older article

Dolphin Disease Fears

Cornwall News: Striped dolphins stranded near Fowey found with pox marks

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.