School taking action against pest problem
Parents in the Scottish town of Paisley are demanding that decisive action is taken against a plague of rats that has invaded a high school building.
Renfreweshire Council has called in pest control experts to tackle the problem at Gryffe High in Houston. Parents and pupils have reported numerous rodent sightings around the premises, and some have criticised the council for taking too long to address the matter.
One parent told the Paisley Express that she was quite concerned that action had not been taken sooner against the disease-carrying pests.
“It’s worrying to think that kids have been walking about at a school which is infested with rats,” the mum said. “I’ve been told these things have been running around the school for several days. Rats spread Weil’s Disease, which can be extremely serious. Action should have been taken straight away.”
A spokesman for the council said that they started taking action as soon as they could and they hope to vanquish the vermin from the building as soon as possible.
“The school immediately reported the matter and a contractor was called in on Tuesday and advised that traps will be needed to deal with the issue,” he said. “As the traps involve the laying of poison, it would not have been suitable to put them down while the pupils were still in school. Given that the schools were closing for the summer at 2pm on the Wednesday, it was decided it would be best to deploy the traps then.”