The Rush-Hour Menagerie Beneath Your Feet

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 103 months ago
The Rush-Hour Menagerie Beneath Your Feet

0303_cockroach.jpg A cheerful new report claims that your common-or-garden commuter train plays unwitting host to 1,000 cockroaches, with hundreds of bedbugs and fleas also nestling in every single seat: a veritable Ark of anthropods that would've tickled Noah's fancy. But which worthy, unbiased organisation has disgorged these uncomfortable "facts"? Why, it's none other than Rentokil, the "UK's leading pest control organisation", according to their website blurb. Seems we may have another puff publicity piece being treated like serious news by freesheets that should know better. Rentokil must be struggling if they're resorting to such cheap tactics: perhaps in these credit-pinched times, Londoners are happier to let their insect housemates survive rather than fork out money to have them whacked.

Last Updated 03 March 2010