Now every year we go away on our Hols for a few weeks to somewhere hot. Majorca, Rhodes, Cyprus, Gran Canaria, Teneriffe etc.
Now in that hot climate you would expect here to be thousands of flies with all the rubbish and food waste from the hotels. But no. Just the odd little fly or two if you are lucky!
Now in the UK here in Devon there are thousands of them ranging from the common housefly to the Bluebottles, Greenbacks and Blowflies as soon as there is a little bit of hot weather.
And the reason why? Because the rubbish is left for two weeks festering in black sacks and wheelie bins in the heat, in every household.. In Majorca and Rhodes for example the Garbage is collected EVERY DAY 7 days a week.
Now they are countries that are having a bad financial time at the moment, a lot worse than the UK.
I remember when I was young I was always told by my parents that this was the best country in the world and most European Countries were dirty! Well they were so wrong..
Twice a month to collect all the rotting food etc from every ones black bins in the hot weather is totally unacceptable. And even though you do your best to secure your rubbish the Seagulls open up other people's sacks and flies lay their eggs in the remaining filth. Wheelie bins are easy prey for flies too. The lids are such a loose fit it's like entering an aircraft hangar to them.
I notice the new TOR2 logo on all the new vans and employees' workwear. How much did that all cost? The money would be better spent on extra summer refuse collections.
I originally posted this a couple of years ago, But nothing has changed!