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Rats could run riot in Brightonover Easter

The Argus: Rats could run riot over Easter Rats could run riot over Easter

Businesses in Brighton are being urged to prepare themselves against the threat of rats as experts say the risk of infection will increase as rodents seek shelter during the Easter holiday shutdown.

Owners of empty warehouses, factories and offices are being urged to do all they can to keep their premises pest-free by undertaking steps to minimise the risk of an infestation.

Rob Simpson, managing director of professional pest control registry Basis Prompt, said: “Rats are intelligent creatures able to adapt and replenish their numbers very quickly...anywhere that offers a dry space with little human traffic is ideal.”

He added: “Pest control should be an integral part of routine maintenance for any business – it’s also a requirement to pass audits for licensing and accreditation.

“Companies which ignore it can end up paying the price in the long term, so it’s far more cost effective to take preventative measures.”

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6:22am Tue 15 Apr 14

brighton bluenose says...

Rodents seeking 'shelter' over the Easter break - is it the 1st of April again?! Or is the 'journalist' who wrote this cr@p related to Mr Simpson?! I think we should be told!
Rodents seeking 'shelter' over the Easter break - is it the 1st of April again?! Or is the 'journalist' who wrote this cr@p related to Mr Simpson?! I think we should be told! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 11

7:01am Tue 15 Apr 14

readingExile says...

Another scaremongering headline, riding on the bandwagon of publicity surrounding the 'discovery' of beefed-up junk-food-addicted rats. So predictable.
Another scaremongering headline, riding on the bandwagon of publicity surrounding the 'discovery' of beefed-up junk-food-addicted rats. So predictable. readingExile
  • Score: 12

8:06am Tue 15 Apr 14

Juleyanne says...

Totally agree with previous comment. Scaremongering - what next man eating ladybirds! Just make sure your rubbish is 'in' the bin with lid closed, not rocket science.
Totally agree with previous comment. Scaremongering - what next man eating ladybirds! Just make sure your rubbish is 'in' the bin with lid closed, not rocket science. Juleyanne
  • Score: 7

8:10am Tue 15 Apr 14

Juleyanne says...

More scaremongering rubbish. What next man eating ladybirds! Just put rubbish 'in' the bin, close the lid, not rocket science.
More scaremongering rubbish. What next man eating ladybirds! Just put rubbish 'in' the bin, close the lid, not rocket science. Juleyanne
  • Score: 2

8:22am Tue 15 Apr 14

IratusFurcifer says...

Oh yes rat infestations have always been a problem at Easter! Not at Christmas......alway
s Easter.....but only Easter 2014.
What's going to happen when schools are quiet in the summer holidays?
Apocolypse?
Oh yes rat infestations have always been a problem at Easter! Not at Christmas......alway s Easter.....but only Easter 2014. What's going to happen when schools are quiet in the summer holidays? Apocolypse? IratusFurcifer
  • Score: 7

8:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

Morpheus says...

IratusFurcifer wrote:
Oh yes rat infestations have always been a problem at Easter! Not at Christmas......alway

s Easter.....but only Easter 2014.
What's going to happen when schools are quiet in the summer holidays?
Apocolypse?
Don't be silly. They go abroad at Christmas. It's too cold to stay here.
[quote][p][bold]IratusFurcifer[/bold] wrote: Oh yes rat infestations have always been a problem at Easter! Not at Christmas......alway s Easter.....but only Easter 2014. What's going to happen when schools are quiet in the summer holidays? Apocolypse?[/p][/quote]Don't be silly. They go abroad at Christmas. It's too cold to stay here. Morpheus
  • Score: 7

9:25am Tue 15 Apr 14

ThinkBrighton says...

"Rats could run riot over easter" what a scare mongering headline. If my aunt had b4lls she could have been my uncle.
"Rats could run riot over easter" what a scare mongering headline. If my aunt had b4lls she could have been my uncle. ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 3

9:53am Tue 15 Apr 14

mickeyfinn says...

It's just a press release from a pest control company trying to drum up some business. A call to B&H City Council to ask if rat numbers were increasing and if residents needed to take any action might have been useful. I guess the tiny band of Argus reporters don't have time for that though.
It's just a press release from a pest control company trying to drum up some business. A call to B&H City Council to ask if rat numbers were increasing and if residents needed to take any action might have been useful. I guess the tiny band of Argus reporters don't have time for that though. mickeyfinn
  • Score: 8

10:08am Tue 15 Apr 14

Andy R says...

Free advert klaxon!!
Free advert klaxon!! Andy R
  • Score: 7

10:39am Tue 15 Apr 14

derekhunt says...

I'm surprised they didn't manage to tie this one in to the possibility of a bin strike in Brighton & Hove as well
I'm surprised they didn't manage to tie this one in to the possibility of a bin strike in Brighton & Hove as well derekhunt
  • Score: 6

11:12am Tue 15 Apr 14

P.Dant says...

The March for England could have similar headline.
The March for England could have similar headline. P.Dant
  • Score: 5

11:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Nellie's Grandson says...

There will be far worse than rats running wild on West Street this Easter I'm sure.
There will be far worse than rats running wild on West Street this Easter I'm sure. Nellie's Grandson
  • Score: 0

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