Rodents not an issue
TIGNISH -- Tignish Council Chairman Allan McInnis expressed relief Tuesday that rodents do not appear to be an issue at vacant building in the community.
McInnis had heard complaints that a former bakery property on Phillip Street was at risk of being overrun with rats and other pests because of the barrels of cooking oil and other materials discarded on the property.
He reported during the monthly council meeting that council obtained release forms from the property owner and previous operator so that council could bring professional pest control personnel onto the property to put out bait and to set traps.
The community’s maintenance worker, Mike Gavin advised council Tuesday that other than one mouse being trapped, the traps are still set and poison has not been touched.
“That bothered me something terrible whenever people were stating there were a lot of rodents in the area, and I didn’t like to hear that,” McInnis said, expressing relief council could reassure area residents their properties won’t be infested with rodents.
He said maintenance staff will be cutting grass on the property, covering up openings in the building and seeking to dispose of the containers on the property. He added council is working to have more done with the property, possibly even to have it torn down or sold.