Boom town for rats as Dublin is hit Dublin City Council has admitted that white oakleys with blue lenses there is a significant increase in the capital's rat population. After the rodent problem was brought to their attention by councillor Sean Paul Mahon, the city manager Owen Keegan stated on Monday night that, "there has been a general increase in the rat population, particularly on waste ground and where there are drainage pipes". Mr Mahon had been approached by dozens of concerned residents whose grandchildren play in the green areas in and around Dublin city and the north central area. He requested that the council put down rat poison immediately but instead the manager said the situation will be "monitored." "It strikes me that they (council) knew about the issue but what's being done about it?" asked the councillor. "If there's green oakley sunglasses an epidemic we should do something about it." The council said that the increase had been noted in this year alone. "These animals tend generally not to interact with human activity and are usually only visible on the surface if a ready food source is present nearby," said the city manager. Mr Mahon gave 20 addresses in the Artane area where homes were "over run with rats", and explained that they were "nesting,,in the bushes in the area. But Mr Keegan said that "modifying the shrubbery would have little impact on any general oakley sunglasses store locator population of rats in the area". Another area where there was a significant level of rats was around the Clonshaugh area of Dublin with residents complaining that they did not feel they could leave their children out to play the problem was so bad. "There is a huge amount of green open spaces in the north central area where rats are prevalent," said silver oakley the councillor, "every estate has some amount of green space." He had previously addressed the issue with the Parks Department of the council but he was "not happy", with the response so he left he had to bring it to the attention of the city manager. After Monday meeting, the last one before the local elections on May 23, a number of residents in the worst affected areas inspected the green areas around them and "there was no evidence of rat poison having been put down", said Mr Mahon. In a private housing estate if there is a problem with rodent infestation a representative from the HSE lays pipes and poison and returns at a later date to review the problem, but the agency is not obliged to do the same for council owned property. The council's admission comes after the capture of a giant rat,measuring 24 inches in length, in a Dublin home last month. The rodent, the size of a domestic cat, was discovered in the attic of Grace and Ian Walters' home in Kingswood, south Dublin. Ms Walters said she was alerted to "loud scratching sounds" in her ceiling shortly after she moved into the Brownsbarn Woods estate, near to Citywest Industrial Park.
Pest exterminators then warned about rising figures of rats in Dublin. The owner of the firm, Marcus Giusti, said he was shocked'' at the size of the rat, one of the biggest he'd ever seen He also said he had noticed that the number of rats in homes and their size has been steadily increasing in recent months. Illegal dumping was a factor, said Mr Giusti.
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