A disturbing video, involving an alarming amount of cockroaches in one HDB resident's kitchen, has been circulating on social media recently.
Cockroaches all over the flat
The video shows cockroaches all over the kitchen after the rubbish chute was fumigated, with the resident claiming that there were around 300.
The video was first shared to Facebook by Chee Soon Juan, Singapore Democratic Party candidate for Bukit Batok SMC in GE2020.
It was also uploaded to Facebook group Complaint Singapore.If the sight of cockroaches makes your skin crawl, please be warned:
Notices were put up regarding fumigation
In a Nov. 13 Facebook post, Jurong-Clementi Town Council put out a statement regarding the incident.
The affected resident had alerted them about cockroaches entering her unit during the fumigation.
The town council said that they had put up notices at Block 203 Bukit Batok Street 21 informing residents of the fumigation, which was to take place on Nov. 4.
Fumigation is carried out once every three months to control the pest population in the rubbish chute, they explained.
In their notice, residents were advised to seal the opening and joints of the refuse chute with masking tape. This is in order to prevent fumes and insects from entering the unit.
The town council also ascertained that the hopper of the rubbish chute at her unit "was unfortunately not sealed", hence allowing the cockroaches to enter.
Their full post here:
Top photo via Facebook video.