Torremolinos town hall has begun a pest control campaign in order to combat a possible insect and rodent infestation this summer. The council has stressed that these measures are being enforced as a precautionary measure against rats and cockroaches, as summer is their peak breeding time.
The fumigation plan, which began this week and will continue throughout August, will be effective in El Pinillo, Montemar, La Carihuela, Bajondillo and the town centre.
The fumigation will concentrate on the general sewerage systems, parks and gardens, public roads, various municipal buildings and public schools.
One of the worst affected areas during the summer in the centre of Torremolinos is the old subterranean passageways that run between Plaza Costa del Sol, Plaza Andalucía and Plaza de la Unión Europea.
Locals have often voiced their opinions concerning these former shopping malls because of the foul-smelling odours that ared emitted from them during the high season. They claim that these are perfect breeding grounds for unwanted vermin and pests.
Cockroach infestations can be a huge concern for home and businesses owners alike, as not only do they spread food-borne illnesses, but they can also trigger asthma and other allergies.
The town hall has asked residents and business owners in Torremolinos not wash or hose down the fumigated areas until 24 hours after it has taken place, so as not to compromise the effect of the fumigant.
Information concerning the schedule of the fumigation can be obtained from the town hall’s website.