Lambeth council is one of the most diverse and dynamic that I know. And from a pest control point of view, Lambeth is particularly of interest for its large residential stock. There are numerous council estates, plenty of terraced house and other residential blocks.
The key is how all these properties connect with each other and how pests can travel from one home to the next. There was a street close to Lambeth College we had to deal with. The tenants were all suffering from a high level of mice infestation up to the third floor.
We also worked in a block close to Lambeth Palace. And the same thing was taking place. Mice follow the pipework, and that same pipework goes from floor to floors, from one flat to the next. It would often take one neighbour not on top of things to affect an entire block.
Another issue is how our rubbish are being collected. The Lambeth council tax seems not to stretch far enough to always provide enough closed containers to stop rats from accessing the food inside.
Despite all the good work that is being done by the Home Connection Lambeth service, or through the Lambeth Country show, there still seem to be neighbourhood that are worse off than others.
We can hope for more Lambeth Council
jobs being offered. More services will only benefit the whole community. The more stuff happening in our city, the more we will gain. The Lambeth Academy is a jewel, the Lambeth parking permit system is possibly not as helpful for businesses though. But they all have their place.
But all together we can work into making Lambeth an even better place. Let’s enjoy Lambeth Library, let’s enjoy our sense of togetherness. By caring about our streets, our buildings, our neighbours, our rubbish, we will be able to reduce the need for Pest Control in Lambeth Council.