There is no mouse- or rat plague in Groningen, according to the Gemeente. There are certainly mice and rats in Groningen, but no more than normal, said the Mayor and Aldermen in answer to questions from the municipal councilor Mariska Sloot. But the council member for the ‘Stadspartij voor Stad en Ommeland’ is not convinced by the given answer.
Sloot asked a written question to the Mayor and the Aldermen in September, following reports that there was a mouse plague in Friesland.
There has been a ban on the use of poison in the outlying areas of Groningen since 2017, and Sloot fears that this could lead to a mouse plague within the city, too. Adding to her fears, from 2023 there will also be a ban in Groningen on the use of poison indoors.
But the municipality of Groningen sees no indication of a mouse plague in Groningen at the moment, reports the Dagblad van het Noorden in its paper edition on Tuesday.
In response to the questions of the council member, the municipality wrote that the current control policy is sufficient, namely by the methods of preventive control and proper disposal of waste.
This answer does not seem to convince Councillor Sloot. “They say that there is nothing wrong, but I know that there is a lot of nuisance,” she says in a response to the answer from B and W to the Dagblad van het Noorden.