Clover Moore says construction boom has stirred up rats that potentially carry leptospirosis bacteria
Sydney’s council ratcatchers will double their efforts to thin a growing rodent horde that is potentially responsible for the deaths of seven dogs due to a rare disease spread by rodent urine.
Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that can kill dogs in 48 hours and is also fatal to humans, had never caused a canine death in New South Wales. But in the past three months there have been seven.
From today, we’re doubling the number of rat baits across the city, adding to a network of 430 existing boxes, to deal with an increase of rats in our city. pic.twitter.com/YL29hYFbsa