19th October 2021
Two workers disinfecting drains in the Carrer de l’Estalvi.
Sitges News

Town Council has ordered sewers to be disinfected to eliminate cockroaches

Following complaints from residents about a cockroach plague in Poble Sec, the public health department of Sitges Town Council has taken action.

Last Thursday and Friday, a specialised company disinfected sewers in several streets of Poble Sec – Perpetu Socors, Estalvi, Pilar Franquet, Pins Vens, Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, Josep Tarradellas and Camí de la Fita – in order to eliminate the cockroaches The council has also commissioned a report to assess the results and study whether further action needs to be taken.

The work so far has consisted of applying an insecticide product to the sewage pipes of the affected streets, made with 60% disinfectant and 40% water. A specialised company registered in pesticide services (ROESP) of the public health department of the Catalan government has been in charge of carrying out the treatment.

The municipal services detected the cockroach plague after cleaning the sewer with pressurised water and passing a camera through the drains to first obtain information for a technical report. The council has stated that if you see cockroaches, you should contact the public health service at sanitat@sitges.cat or by phone at 93 810 91 00.

Two workers disinfecting drains in the Carrer de l’Estalvi.
Two workers disinfecting drains in the Carrer de l’Estalvi. (L’Eco)

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