Yikes! NEA found more than 35,000 rodent burrows last year
How many rodent burrows did the National Environment Agency (NEA) find and treat between January and November last year?
More than 35,000.
Second Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu shared this figure in Parliament on Tuesday.
That works out to an average of 105 burrows found a day. Yikes!
Ms Fu said the key to reducing the rodents’ numbers was to eliminate their food sources, reported The Straits Times.
"We need all stakeholders from food stall and restaurant operators to companies that are in charge of cleaning to really step up and ensure we have a hygienic and clean environment," she said.
NEA has deployed more enforcement officers to make sure food establishments follow good hygiene practices and do not leave food out, said Ms Fu.
Her remarks came in the wake of several highly-publicised incidents of rat infestation in Singapore.
In one case, more than 300 rats were killed in a two-week operation at an area near the Bukit Batok MRT station, after videos and pictures of the rodents were posted online.
Source: The Straits Times