A national survey made by the British Pest Control Association shows that Tower Hamlets ranks as one of the worst areas in the UK for bed bug, cockroach and mice infestations.
The Association contacted 406 local authorities around the country for this survey and collected information about the pest control problems in their areas. The data reveals that Tower Hamlets ranks 2nd for bed bugs infestation, 5th for cockroaches and 22nd for mice problems.
For the previous year Tower Hamlets Council received 4 205 pest related calls from residents of the area. This number may sound high but there is actually a decrease in the calls compared to the year 2011.
Clearly, the local authorities at Tower Hamlets experience difficulties in stopping the massive wave of infestations. The bed bugs, cockroaches and mice should be treated fast and efficiently in order to prevent public health problems.
A spokesperson from Tower Hamlets Council said the Council gives its best to deal with the problem and cooperates with external pest companies to eradicate the bugs and rodents.
Hopefully, this cooperation will decrease the levels of pest infestation in the area and next year’s report will show a huge improvement for Tower Hamlets.