Have you ever heard the rats and the mice taking admission in school??
Shocking right? But yes, rats and mice do take admission in schools, not for the getting educated but to spread nuisance.
The schools have the responsibilities when it comes to the education of students but the schools are also responsible for protecting the health and safety of their students.
Rats and mice seek for food, warmth, water, shelter, and safety which they get in abundance from school.
Rodents can find many numbers of places to hide and to breed; it is always easy for rodents like rats and mice to infiltrate a school because even a small hole can make them enter.
Rats and mice can transmit a number of diseases through contact with them or consumption if the food that rodents have partially eaten, skin contact with rodent’s urine and their droppings can also cause diseases.
Schools should take the possibility of rodent infestation very seriously, especially in the month of winter. Rodents will be much more aggressive in colder seasons about seeking shelter.
The rodents can chew on anything that they see as useful in building their nests. This could be wood, paper, books, electrical appliances, etc. They can even make holes in furniture to stay to make a place to stay.
According to the news articles,
Rat infestation closes Congdon Park school
Updated: Jun 13, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. From the Duluth News Tribune.
A rat infestation has closed the eastern Duluth Congdon Park Elementary School and its grounds for the summer.
The rodents have been spotted entering the drainage system under the gym addition of the school. Hillside burrow entrances have also been found at the back of the building, according to the Duluth school district.
The closure will allow pest control and district staff to clear the area where the rats have been living and eating for some time, including inside the school’s composting bin.
“They enter into — I don’t want to call it a rat buffet — but they had plenty of food, shelter, and water and took up residence,” district facilities manager Dave Spooner said of the composting bin and the burrows.
No rats were found inside the school, he said, but the closure of the building and its grounds make it easier to solve the problem.
The infestation was discovered toward the end of the school year, and pest control workers began addressing it with traps inside lockboxes. So far, about five rats per day have been trapped. Pesticide bait boxes will be set near the drainage system and burrow entrances Friday. The method is compliant with Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, district officials said.
Rat infestation forces closure of Duluth elementary school
Updated: June 14, 2018 — 5:00 AM. From Star Tribune
A colony of rats is wreaking havoc at Duluth’s Congdon Park Elementary, prompting district officials to close the school and its playground for the summer.
Since the unwelcome discovery, pest control workers have trapped about five rodents per day near the foundation and drainage system underneath the school gym, said district facilities manager Dave Spooner.
“We’re working to remove them before they can get into the building itself,” Spooner said in a prepared statement. “Having the building and grounds unoccupied will allow us the flexibility to take steps necessary to make that happen.”
The school is located at 3116 E. Superior St., not far from Glensheen mansion.
Food sources that might attract the vermin have been removed.
The school’s composting bin likely played a role. “They enter into — I don’t want to call it a rat buffet — but they had plenty of food, shelter, and water and took up residence,” Spooner told the Duluth News Tribune.
Pesticide bait boxes — called the “least toxic method” — have been laid near burrow entrances located in the hillside at the back of the building to help eradicate the infestation. District officials said those efforts are compliant with state Department of Health and Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.
Signs will be posted around the property to inform neighbors the traps are being used.
Students were released for summer vacation last week, but administrators had remained on the grounds. Scheduled enrichment activities will move to Ordean-East Middle School.
Students complain of rat infestation in high school
Updated: March 27, 2017, 12:39 AM
School officials in Fayette County say they have been trying to exterminate rodents at Sandy Creek High School, but they’re still a problem after more than a month.
One student told Channel 2 Action News that she saw about 40 rats at one time in the field house where student-athletes work out.
A dead rat was found by a student in the weight training room, the news station reported.
The athletes told Channel 2 they are still being forced to work out in the field house, despite all of the rats running around.
Often using pest control services by the school is not very much effective and it can be dangerous to health, thus we need a solution which can be effective and eco-friendly
Usage of pesticides is dangerous for students. The use of pesticides has hampered the neurological development of children. There is evidence for children and others who have been poisoned accidentally consuming pesticides.
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