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The District Council Washes Its Hands Of Rats

Thursday, April 12, 2012 admin 1

As the District Council website explains: Rats and Mice Domestic premises As of Monday the 2nd April 2012 Rochford Council no longer provides a pest control service, but you can find a list of local accredited pest control contractors by using the directory on the British Pest Control Associations (BPCA) […]

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What The District Council Will Charge You For Pest Control

Saturday, May 21, 2011 admin 9

Earlier this year the District Council decided to charge nearly everyone for pest control. Up till now people on benefits got a free pest control service , and every householder got free treatment of rats and mice. Now there would be a charge ? to save the council about ?13,000. […]

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Friday, December 10, 2004 admin 0

Last month we wrote about rats seen in Websters Way Car Park. Apparently there’s a big storm drain that runs right underneath the Car Park, and the rats use it as a public thoroughfare…. come the autumn there’s less food lying around from abandoned takeaways etc., and the rats start […]

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Adders in the Park

Friday, June 4, 2004 admin 0

We saw a notice that a lady has stuck on the noticeboards in Sweyne Park, warning people about ADDERS – she said that one bit her dog. Chris phoned the lady to have a chat with her; the dog survived because some antivenom was obtained in time from Basildon hospital. […]

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Ferndale Rats

Thursday, February 12, 2004 admin 0

A resident near Ferndale Road told us he found a rat lying on a grass verge near his home .. probably killed by a cat. Rats definitely seem to be on the increase. Remember that if you have a rat problem you can call the District Council on 01702 546366 […]

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Rat City?

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 admin 0

One of Chris’ workmates saw a very large rat in Webster’s Way Car Park recently, in broad daylight. Not something that gives the impression of a high quality shopping centre. We have also heard about rat problems elsewhere around the town centre. (The National Trust had to deal with them […]