Pattaya’s new war on rats extends beyond Bali Hai Pier, with sanitation workers opening a new front in Jomtien Beach.
Public Health Department workers, led by Kanrapha Mukdasanit, director of disease control and prevention, sprayed pesticides to reduce the vermin population on Jomtien Beach.
They were welcomed by Pattana Bunsawat, secretary of Windsurfing Association of Thailand, with members of Pattaya City Council.
The eradication effort stretched from the beach near Pattaya Park to the pier, a distance of two kilometers. Poison was dropped into drainage pipes, the conduit for rat movements.
Public Health Department workers spray pesticides to reduce the vermin population on Jomtien Beach.
Workers advised local residents not to touch any objects that have been sprayed. They also requested people who find dead rats bury them or dispose of them in plastic bags.
Pattana said the beach has a severe rat problem after dark, as the critters come out to feast on food and garbage left behind by vendors and tourists.
Pattaya recently launched a rat-eradication effort at Bali Hai Pier, netting 100 dead vermin after the first spraying.