Prevent Disease    Eliminate Rodent Nuisance

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is organizing an Anti-rodent Campaign 2021 in collaboration with other Government Departments under the theme ‘Prevent Disease    Eliminate Rodent Nuisance’.  The Campaign is implemented in two phases.  The first phase was conducted from 4 January 2021 to 12 March 2021.  The second phase is being conducted from 5 July 2021 to 10 September 2021. The target biotopes will cover –

  1. markets / municipal services buildings;
  2. hawker bazaars;
  3. typhoon shelters; and
  4. rear lanes.

In addition, rodent problematic spots identified by district pest control staff of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will also be attended to.

Main Objectives of Second Phase


  1. Theme Exhibition

    Date 5 July 2021 to 10 September 2021
    Venue Health Education Exhibition & Resource Centre
    Block S4, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    (at junction of Haiphong Road and Nathan Road, near the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station A1 Exit)
    Opening Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 8:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Monday, Thursday and Public Holiday – Closed
  2. Roving exhibitions will be held at markets and major shopping malls of housing estates as follows:

    Date (Time) Venue
    8 July (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F, Wan Chai Market
    15 July (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F, Sha Tin Market
    22 July (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F, Tai Kok Tsui Market
    29 July (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F, Tsing Yi Market
    5 August (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F, Shek Wu Hui Market
    12 August (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) 1/F, Ap Lei Chau Market
    19 August (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F (Venue C), Tin Yiu Plaza, Tin Shui Wai
    26 August (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) G/F (Venue A), Hing Tung Shopping Centre, Shau Kei Wan
    2 September (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) 2/F (Venue B2), Choi Wan Commercial Complex, Wong Tai Sin
    9 September (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) 1/F (Venue A), Fu Tung Plaza, Tung Chung
  3. Rodent Prevention and Control Seminar (Free Admission)

    Two seminars on rodent prevention and control for market tenants, market and food premises management and other interested parties are organized as follows:

      Seminar 1 Seminar 2
    Date : 9 July 2021 (Friday) 3 September 2021 (Friday)
    Time : 3:00 pm (about one hour) 3:00 pm (about one hour)
    Venue : Committee Room (North), 7/F, Hong Kong City Hall High Block 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong Function Room AC1, 4/F Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

    (Note: The seminar will be cancelled if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is still hoisted by Hong Kong Observatory after 11:30 a.m. on the date of the seminar.  Moreover, subject to the latest situation of COVID-19, the seminar will be cancelled if the above venue is temporarily closed on the date concerned.  Enquiry Tel.: 2867 5254)

    The contents of the two seminars will be the same and include biology of rodents and rodent proofing measures.  The seminars will be conducted in Cantonese.  Each participant will receive a souvenir at the seminars.  Since seats are limited, please call to reserve in advance.

  4. A variety of educational leaflets and posters is distributed to the District Environmental Hygiene Offices of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and other Government Departments such as Home Affairs Department, Housing Department, Department of Health, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Social Welfare Department as well as market management companies for display and/or distribution.

District anti-rodent operations

  1. Our Department will launch a series of rodent disinfestation operations in districts in collaboration with other Government Departments; and
  2. During the campaign period, staff of our Department will follow the working programme to conduct anti-rodent operations at the problematic spots and to give technical advice to the public on prevention and control of rodents.

Pamphlet and Poster may be downloaded here

TV Announcements in the Public Interest

Anti-rodent pamphlets and posters are now available at the following locations

  1. Offices of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

    • Health Education Exhibition and Resource Centre (Enquiry Tel.: 2377 9275)
    • District Environmental Hygiene Offices (Enquiry Tel.: 2868 0000)
  2. Public Enquiry Service Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department
  3. Major public housing estates and public clinics