SUTD food court engages new pest buster to deal with rat problem

Rats have been spotted at a food court at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Rats have been spotted at a food court at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - The operator of a food court on the second level of the Singapore University of Technology and Design has engaged a new pest control contractor after "increased rodent activity" recently.

A netizen, said to be a student of the school, had written in on Monday to citizen journalism website Stomp about rat sightings in the food court, and provided photographs and a video of rats caught in traps.

A spokesman from the school told The Straits Times that the operator had stepped up pest control measures.

"Their new pest control contractor is now conducting inspections and treatments to the food court twice a week," she said.

She attributed the rat activity to " nearby construction sites". SUTD engaged an independent pest control contractor to conduct an audit check in the food court , with the intent of improving and implementing better pest control measures, she added.

The SUTD spokesman also said that officers from the National Environment Agency have also inspected the food court premises and acknowledged that the food court operator has taken appropriate measures to eradicate the pest problem.

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