Concerns rise over rat infestations in the south of Tenerife
Residents and business owners in Las Galletas are expressing growing concerns over the invasion of rats that is taking place in the area. Particularly affected are the proprietors of businesses along the main promenade, catering to thousands of tourists and locals.
Several business owners are frustrated as they have made multiple calls to the emergency hotline (010) to request help, but they have been unable to reach anyone who will respond. They say it is disheartening for tourists to witness the presence of these freely roaming, large-sized rodents, with the situation becoming even more worrisome as they seem to proliferate during the nighttime hours.
This has prompted business owners to reach out to the local press, although they would prefer not to have to take such action as unpleasant incidents like these should be urgently addressed to prevent generating controversy and concern.
Recently, it has been seen on social media that residents of Ten-Bel and El Fraile have formed voluntary cleaning groups due to the problem. This is a response to the limited presence of cleaning personnel in the area, and according to some of the few cleaning staff members, this shortage is due to a high rate of absenteeism, necessitating the hiring of additional personnel.
In light of this situation, business owners in Las Galletas are questioning whether the Arona City Council will take any action to resolve this problem, or if it will also be necessary for them to join forces in the fight against the rats who are freely roaming the streets without showing any fear.
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