Rats an unseen problem

I am increasingly disturbed by the potential disaster that Foundation Organics’ operation poses for their near neighbours

I am increasingly disturbed by the potential disaster that Foundation Organics’ operation poses for their near neighbours.

The evidence continually points to their lack of vector controls — flocks of seagulls in the fields after spreading their compost, crows dropping horrendous globs of garbage on peoples’ property and rats.

Yes, the unseen, but populous horde that swarms heaps of garbage at night and worse, carry it away and cache it.

I am not being an alarmist. We routinely trap rats each month on our property, due to some neighbours feeding their pets outside, leaving an unlidded compost bucket by the back door and not using a CRD approved compost bin in their gardens.

Just imagine the number of rats being attracted to Foundation Organics’ operation.

With such an abundant food source, they will look for nesting sites nearby and all the locations that could contain food caches make excellent nesting sites as well.

Please be aware that food availability drives rat population numbers.

R. Viggers

Central Saanich