THE pest control chemicals used to destroy rodents in supermarkets are not strong enough.
This was the concern raised at a one-day workshop organised by the Nasinu Town Council and the National Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health on Monday, August 27.
It was revealed at the workshop, attended by 25 participants, retailers engaged reputable companies to eradicate cockroaches, flies and rats. However, that did little to bring down the rodent population.
"Issues need to be addressed first if they want these vectors cleared from their premises," Deo Nayaran, a trainer from the Ministry of Health said. "They need to get records of these chemicals from the companies that carry out this exercise.
"And if they have any difficulty, they should seek assistance from the Fiji Pest Control Association of which a Pest Control Company should be a member," he added.
Mr Deo said in order to eradicate rodents, they must ensure their premises were always kept clean.