The British pest control association have warned that Britain is currently seeing a surge in the ‘rat population’. Explanation’s for this relate to the rats becoming immune to poison and out of control breeding rates. At present it is believed that rats will be no more than 12 feet away from a human at any one given time which raises health concerns.
Chief executive Simon Forrester told the Sun newspaper this week: “It’s only natural that their numbers are expanding. Reports of poison-resistant rats have been increasing”.
What is also alarming is that the size of rats are also increasing, with some reports suggesting that rats are now growing to the size of small cats.