When David Cameron first moved into Downing Street there was a considerable amount of press given to the fact that Larry the cat would be employed to help catch rats in the area. Indeed, Larry the Downing Street cat has become something of a celebrity in his own right. Unfortunately, like in so many different cases, fame may have gone somewhat to Larry’s head. New figures have revealed that Parliament is currently spending almost £6,000 a month on trying to control unwanted pests such as rats and mice.
Fortunately, most of us do not have to look after an area as big as Parliament and there are more cost effective ways of stopping pests in your area as opposed to swishing away £6,000 a month. A Freedom of Information response has detailed that the total spending amount for pest control in the Houses of Parliament last year was £73,552. Such money is undoubtedly spent on a number of different pest control products. However, there is also an official hawk patrolling Westminster which scares off pigeons at a cost of nearly £14,000 per year.
Mouse traps are going to be an essential tool to stop the spread of mice in Westminster. Whilst there can be many jokes made about the number of politician rats patrolling the corridors of power, it is the small four-legged variety of rodent which is really causing a stir. It is incredibly simple to set up traps for mice, and they have a very good success rate. There is no need to shell out thousands of pounds on fancy pest control measures if there is a more affordable and reliable alternative.
Rat poison will have been used in Westminster for centuries. However, there is some good news in the corridors of power. It appears that the main pest problem at Parliament does not come in the form of rats. According to the FoI response: “Rat sightings are not recorded as rodents are often reported as rats when they are in fact mice, and to the knowledge of the Parliamentary Estates Directorate there is no rat problem on the Estate.”
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