“It is important to act quickly, that there is urgent disinfestation
and that this becomes routine”, said the president of the União de Freguesias
de Évora, Francisco Branco de Brito.
The mayor was speaking about a statement from the union of
parishes about the alleged proliferation of pests in the historic centre,
classified as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Contacted by Lusa, the mayor of Évora, Carlos Pinto de Sá, refused
to be alarmist about the problem, claiming that “it is not a generalised
“It is a situation that basically stems from the time we are
living in, because it hasn’t rained and it's very hot”, he said while admitting
that “there is a proliferation of some specimens in specific areas” of the
Pinto de Sá assured that the municipality “regularly carries
out disinfestation interventions” in the city and that it does so “in
accordance with the rules that are defined”.
“Therefore, we are attentive and intervene when justified”,
The president of the Évora Parish Union warned that the
proliferation of pests in public spaces, such as rats, cockroaches and pigeons,
is “becoming a major problem”.
“Rats and cockroaches coming out of the gutters are visible
on the streets, which is not pleasant for residents and tourists and is also a
worry to us due to the diseases that can arise from this situation”, he