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Steps taken to combat Oswaldtwistle fly plague
4:44pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Oswaldtwistle
FEARS that an infestation of flies could be spreading is being tackled by Environment Agency chiefs.
An illegal waste site at Nook Lane in Oswaldtwistle led to residents becoming concerned after numerous flies were reported in nearby homes.
County and borough councillor for the area Peter Britcliffe said he was then contacted by residents in Accrington and Baxenden who said the problem appeared to be spreading.
The Environment Agency said they had received further complaints over the weekend It said professional pest controllers had sprayed the site at the weekend and again yesterday to prevent flies breeding.
Coun Britcliffe said: “The problem is causing real misery for residents who have to keep doors and windows closed tight to keep these pests at bay”.