STOMPer Anti-rats was disgusted to see rats running around the rubbish chute at this Jurong West block. Rats are destructive and are health hazards, he warns.
Says the STOMPer:
"These pictures were taken at Block 533, Jurong West St 52.
"While visiting a friend living in this block, I was shocked to see rats around the rubbish chute foraging for food.
"Even when I was taking its picture it was staring at me as if I was the intruder.
"Rats are destructive as they are capable of gnawing wires and cables and this may cause breakdowns of telephone and computer systems, short circuiting which can result in equipment breakdown and even fires.
"Rats can pose a threat to human health and can transmit disease to humans by a variety of means: One is contamination of food with rodent urine or faeces resulting in diseases such as salmonella food poisoning, Weil's disease, and infectious jaundice.
"Another is contamination by direct contact of urine or faeces where bacteria enters the skin through small scratches.
"I hope NEA will carry out operations to rid this block of such dangerous rodents."
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