Township Addresses Rodent Issue in Putnam Manor Area After … –

Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on August 23rd, 2017

UNION, NJ A social media posting on a Union residents site has initiated action by the township regarding a rodent problem in the Putnam Manor sectionof town.

It came to our attention through social media that someresidents in the PutnamManor area have said they are having an issue with rats in their yards, said Tammie Kopin-Espinoza, assistant business administrator. I can assure you that the Township Committee takes quality of life issues very seriously.

Marconi Gapas, Health Department officer, said two complaints were previously received by the Health Department, onein June and one in July. The areas of concern identified in those complaintswere assessed and public areas such as stream beds, retention basins and storm sewers were treated by a licensed exterminator. These areas will be re-evaluated and treated as warranted.

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Gapas, in a letter being delivered today to residents in the area, said, aside from thecomplaints in June andJuly, we have been unaware that this is a growing issue for you and your neighbors.

Gapas letter says, at the time of the previous complaints, the township was able to have an exterminator treat the public spaces around the problem areas to help control the pest problem but unfortunately we are not allowed to treat private property.

The letter goes on to say that in the coming days, the Townships Health Officials will be assessing the area to identify treatable areas. However, controlling this issue involves everyones cooperation. The following tips are provided in Gapas letter:

If this continues to be a problem, or should this issue escalate, please use the Report a Concern feature on our website or contact the Township of Union Health Department at 908-851-8507, continues Gapas letter. Please keep in mind that these are the only official modes of communication with the Township and the only certain way to ensure your concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

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