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Updated: 11/19/2012 05:06 | By Channel NewsAsia

NEA finds signs of rat activity at 313@somerset

NEA finds signs of rat activity at 313@somerset


NEA finds signs of rat activity at 313@somerset

SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) has found signs of rat activity at some food outlets in the 313@somerset shopping mall along Orchard Road.

Food sellers whom Channel NewsAsia spoke to said they have seen rats in the toilet, kitchen and even the ceiling in some areas.

A tenant at the mall said a glue board could trap about four rats in one night.

Following recent inspections, NEA said it will take action against eight food outlets in the mall.

NEA has requested the mall’s management and food outlets to undertake a thorough clean—up, including false ceilings, and seal off all access points which could potentially allow rats in.

The management will also monitor the situation, to identify rat hotspots and take prompt action.

NEA has also inspected common areas of the nearby Somerset MRT station and underpass.

Checks were also done at the construction site of the proposed 20—storey hotel development next to the mall.

To date, no rat infestation has been detected.

— CNA/xq

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