Rats close Bracknell’s Jubilee Gardens as infestation is dealt with

A Bracknell park will be closed for several weeks during the summer after a rat infestation.

Jubilee Gardens has been closed by the Bracknell Forest Council for health and safety reasons while the rodent problem is addressed.

The park, which is just outside of downtown Bracknell, was closed today (Monday, June 5) and will be closed for several weeks while rat bait stations are set up at key locations of the park.

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The area will be closed and all children and pets should be kept away from all bait stations.

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Councilor John Harrison, Executive Member of Culture, Delivery and Public Protection, said: “We take this rat problem at Jubilee Gardens very seriously and are taking swift action to control the situation to avoid that an increasing number of rats cause public health problems or have a local impact. companies.

“We are temporarily closing the park to ensure public safety and because the treatments are most effective when applied in undisturbed areas.

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“Once we have completed the initial treatments, we will do some light clearing of the vegetation to reduce the possibility for rodents to find shelter in the area.

“Rats are also attracted to the garbage and food waste deposited on our streets.

“To avoid attracting rats to the area, please put your litter in the bins provided or take it home.”

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