The Daily Record report:

Cuts to pest control services could pose a serious risk to Perth and Kinross residents’ health.

The claim came from the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) who revealed that Perth and Kinross Council is one of only four local authorities to entirely outsource the service.

BPCA, which represents companies that treat pest outbreaks around Britain, made Freedom of Information Act requests to every local authority in the UK, asking for information about the numbers of call-outs council pest controllers had attended in 2012.

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