100 rats killed at Bali Hai in 1st sweep

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A city campaign to exterminate a rat infestation at Bali Hai Pier paid off with more than 100 rodents caught or killed in the first day.

Two days after Wasinpat Chimtin, head of the Sanitation and Environmental Health Department, led 20 workers to clean up garbage, wash pavements and scatter rat poison along the shoreline, workers returned to see the fruits of their labor.

About 100 vermin were spotted in traps laid around the area or in bushes where poison had been scattered.

The city’s campaign to exterminate a rat infestation at Bali Hai Pier has been deemed an initial success.The city’s campaign to exterminate a rat infestation at Bali Hai Pier has been deemed an initial success.

Na-Unya Chantarakas, a registered nurse in the Pattaya Health Department, called the effort a success. Workers next began cleaning the area to prevent the smell of dead rats not found from stinking up the area.

The city previously announced that street vendors will be prohibited from selling food at Bali Hai beginning Feb. 1 to prevent another invasion of rats after dark.