Rat numbers declining in Potters Bar park, says council

PUBLISHED: 15:55 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:55 14 February 2017

One of the rats in Oakmere Park, Potters Bar.

One of the rats in Oakmere Park, Potters Bar.

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Moves to combat rat numbers in a Potters Bar park are beginning to work, the borough council has said.

Numerous residents voiced concerns about the rodents in Oakmere Park late last year, which sparked Hertsmere Council into tackling the problem.

A spokeswoman said: “It was identified that rats were living on the lake’s island, and we have worked to combat this problem in a number of ways.

“We erected signs asking people not feed the ducks and wildlife, as this was supporting the rat population, and laid rat traps.”

She continued: “Since the new year, there has been a noticeable reduction in rats on the island and fresh traps laid at the start of the year have remained empty.

“Our parks team will continue to monitor the issue and work with our contractors and park users to combat the rat problem.”

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