Written by: Lao Minyi
Last update date: 2020-10-30 14:38
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said today (30th) that in view of the past results of the anti-rodent operation in the target community, two rounds of relevant operations will be continued this year. The first round of operations was completed in June and will start next Monday (November 2) Launch the second round of the 8-week operation to continue to strengthen rodent prevention and control work in all districts in Hong Kong.
The FEHD’s new round of rodent control operations will start on November 2 and will last for eight weeks.
(Data Picture / Photo by Yu Junliang)
The Environmental Hygiene Offices under the FEHD will select target communities in each district based on the rodent reference index, the number of rodent complaints, the opinions of residents, the number of restaurants and the "three-no buildings", etc., to strengthen street cleansing services and markets. The cleaning work of hawker markets includes sweeping and cleaning streets and back lanes, cleaning and cleaning waste bins, and cleaning up sundries and garbage from markets and hawker market stalls to maintain environmental hygiene.
The Department will also strengthen rodent control and rodent control in places where rodent infestation occurs, such as back lanes, garbage collection points, markets, hawkers and cooked food markets, and the surrounding areas of construction sites, including placing poisonous baits and traps, and destroying rodent holes And implement anti-rat measures.
The spokesman said that the authorities will step up inspections of restaurants and strengthen law enforcement actions in response to poor sanitation, handling food and cleaning utensils in back lanes, improper handling and disposal of garbage, and stressing that there will be zero cleanliness violations in public places. Tolerant attitude, step up the prosecution of those who dispose of garbage and waste illegally.
The spokesperson also called on all sectors of society to actively participate in the relevant actions, and start by eliminating the three basic living conditions of rats’ "food," "living," and "walking", that is, to cut off the food sources of the rats, remove the hiding places and blockages of the rats The passage for rats to come and go, work together to prevent rodents.
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