Tehran’s Rat Plague

Location: Iran

Problem: Rat Plague
In 2004, Tehran appealed for urgent assistance to control a major rat epidemic causing significant public health concerns. Wild rats in Iran and neighboring countries carry potentially fatal diseases and fleas which are carriers for the human plague bacteria Yersinia Pestis. It was vital to reduce this risk as this plague has killed thousands of people over the past two centuries.

At short notice, Orillion manufactured and dispatched by air freight 3 tonnes of Pestoff Rodent Pellets. A month later, a further 17 tonnes of pellets were sent by sea. The Pestoff dramatically reduced the rat population at the height of a very hot summer and breeding period, resulting in a dramatically reduced public health risk.