Rats & Mice – Let’s Get Rid Of Them Now

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Rodent control in Barbados is everyone’s responsibility, and as the island grapples with an increase in the rodent population, the Environmental Health Department is appealing to householders and property owners to play their part in ridding the landscape of this vector. The Ministry of Health and Wellness recently allocated $155,000 and established a multi-sectoral team to implement a scaled-up vector …

Rodent Control Sensitization On Saturday

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The environmental health officers at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic will host a community sensitization programme on rodent control in Welchman Hall, St. Thomas, on Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free rodent bait will be distributed at the Welchman Hall Supermarket, where officers will share information on rodents and their associated diseases. The officers will also go …

Health Ministry Tackling Rat Problem

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated BDS$155,000 and established a multi-sectoral team to implement a scaled-up vector control programme in response to the increased sightings of rats on the island. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, said today that the Ministry took the issue of vector control “extremely seriously”, and had put forward a paper to Cabinet …

Free Rodent Bait In St. Joseph On Friday

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The distribution of free rodent bait at the Branchbury Community Centre, St. Joseph, which was postponed last Thursday because of the inclement weather, will now take place this Friday, October 5. The staff of the Environmental Health Department at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex will be on hand between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to sensitize the …

Free Rodent Bait In St. Joseph

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The staff of the Environmental Health Department at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex will be distributing free rodent bait on Thursday, September 27, at the Branchbury Community Centre, St. Joseph. Bait distribution will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The environmental health officers will also sensitise visitors on correct baiting techniques, leptospirosis and Hanta virus, …

Free Rodent Bait At Emerald City On Saturday

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The staff of the St. Philip Environmental Health Department will join forces with their counterparts at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex on Saturday, September 15, to educate the public about leptospirosis and other rodent related diseases. The event takes place on the grounds of the Emerald City Supermarket, Six Roads, St. Philip, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  …

Environmental Health To Be Discussed

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Understanding The Dynamics of Rodents and Their Control is the topic for discussion at the monthly meeting of the Branford Taitt Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Support Group on Thursday, May 18, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Principal Environmental Health Officer, Maurice Gaskin, and Senior Environmental Health Officer, Richard Bourne, will address the meeting in the main waiting area of the polyclinic, at …