ADDITIONAL resources have been put in place by Carmarthenshire County Council to try and solve the fly situation affecting parts of Llanelli.

Staff are on hand to help those vulnerable people, in particular the elderly and disabled should their situation require additional support.

Investigations are continuing into finding the source of the problem, with the local authority still working with external partners such as Public Health Wales, Welsh Water and neighbouring authorities.

A sample tested by an external pest control company has identified them as a common house fly.

Executive board member for public protection, Cllr Philip Hughes, said: “I’ve been down to the areas affected in Llanelli and spoken to a number of residents last week and over the weekend as well as being in continual dialogue with the local members. I have authorised additional resources to try and find the source and also to help any vulnerable residents and local businesses to carry on with their daily routine. I would like to thank all those who have contacted us to offer information. Officers have been to all the sites which have been identified by people as the possible cause of the problem and nothing has been found to date to identify the source.”

Residents are again reminded of basic hygiene advice, which is to keep food in containers and in the refrigerator, to clean work surfaces, keep windows closed when possible and to treat areas with household pesticides.

If you have specific information that might help the council and other agencies with their enquiries into the source, please send details to publicprotection@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or if you know of a vulnerable relative or neighbour who may need advice or support please call 01267 234567.

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