School District 83 says a recently discovered rodent issue at a Salmon Arm school is being addressed.
According to school district spokesperson Alice Hucul, the week before Shuswap Middle School students returned to the school, staff found rodent droppings in some rooms of the building.
SD83 operations staff immediately responded, bringing in a pest control company to trap the rodents. Rooms where the droppings were found were closed off to students and staff and cleaned and sanitized by trained custodial staff.
“It was determined a small group of juvenile rats had found their way into the school,” said Hucul. “These were trapped by the pest control contractor.”
In consultation with the pest control company, operations staff determined where the rodents had entered the school and repairs were done.
Hucul said the school is now being monitored for any further rodent activity and the pest control company was expected to do a full inspection on Monday, Jan. 17.
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