Rat numbers cut by council

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 March 2015

Rats have been a problem in Marshalls Field

Rats have been a problem in Marshalls Field

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A rat problem in an area of Clevedon has forced North Somerset Council to lay bait to reduce their numbers.

Marshalls Field is a popular location with dog walkers who have been discovering a number of dead rodents there recently.

Lyndsey Haseley, of Knowles Road, said: “All the dog walkers in the area are finding dead rats daily. I’ve stopped walking on Marshalls Field as I don’t want to put the dogs at risk.”

A statement from North Somerset Council said: “Following reports of rats being seen in the area we have laid bait. We are doing regular sweeps of the area to remove any dead rats we find.

“Dogs would need to consume a large number of poisoned rats to suffer any ill-effects.”

The council has also said that the bait is laid in purpose-made bait boxes to prevent harm coming to any other wildlife.


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