Cockroaches and fleas infest public buildings in Keighley

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Cockroaches, wasps and flea infestations have hit two district council-run premises in Keighley.

Keighley Leisure Centre has been afflicted twice by cockroaches and wasps, while Keighley Library has been plagued by fleas on three occasions.

The latest data also shows that, from April 2009, schools in Keighley and Bradford were visited by pest controllers 33 times, with a total of 25 different centres requesting help to get rid of pests, including ants, cockroaches, fleas, mice, rats and wasps. Wasps were the most common of unwelcome guests in council properties, with 36 reports across Keighley and Bradford, while rats resulted in 21 cases. There were also 15 reports of flea infestations.

Councillor Andrew Thornton, the authority’s executive member for the environment, said: “When we receive a report of pests at any council building, we seek to deal with it as quickly and effectively as possible. The public can be assured of that.”

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