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Residents express concern as mice run wild

Chidi Emmanuel & Nawara Fattahova

Mice are becoming a nuisance problem in the city. Some of Mary and Milkab in Kuwait City have been devastated by rodents. Due to the speed at which mice breed, small intrusions that are not dealt with quickly can quickly become large invasions. Some ruins and dilapidated facilities and restaurants provide an ideal habitat for mice, and once they settle down, they breed rapidly.

These little creatures are now more brave and are beginning to spread to places that are not normally found, such as homes and office buildings. Garbage on the back of streets, restaurants and cafes means that there is plenty of food available to the local rat population.

Some residents have expressed concern as mice are rampant in the neighborhood. The Ministry of Health’s rodents management department treats mice and inspects infected areas. According to Fawzi, one of the inspectors there, the department recently received hundreds of calls from mice and people reporting mice around the house. “We get a lot of calls every day from residents who complain about mice. Most calls come from areas such as the capital and Slybiya. Our call center responds to complaints as soon as possible,” he said. Told the Kuwait Times.

“Apart from reports from people, our inspectors inspect all 42 areas of Kuwait daily. They focus on residential areas such as Shamiya, Dahiyat Abdullah Al-Salem and Faiha. We also go to crowded areas such as Mirqab, Bneid Al-Gar, and Khaitan. We usually use poison through bait hanging on the wire of a manhole. We will set a trap in the area where we reported, “Fawzi explained.

Next to several stores near the Ministry of Justice in Milkab, residents said rodents were digging holes under the ground and nearby buildings. “Surprisingly, we are used to them. They move around freely. It’s a shame that Kuwait City is gradually becoming the dirtiest capital of the Gulf region,” Kuwait lamented.

In Kaitan, he pointed to what Mohamed Ahmed called the “rat house.” “Recently, mice can even break into homes. I saw some of them on the couch,” he said. Neighbors are afraid that mice will be more desperate as winter begins. “Some of these mice are found in filthy areas and dilapidated buildings.

Excessive food waste and leftovers dumped in these areas also led to an increase in the number of mice, “said Julius Hans, a resident of Salmiya.

Some shopkeepers and residents have urged the rodent management department to tackle the growing rat population in Kuwait. The numbers to call to report a rodent case are: 24840328 or 24848088 (8 am to 2 pm).

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