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Newquay residents battle infestation of giant rats

RESIDENTS on a Newquay street have found themselves battling a rat infestation, with pest control experts warning more needs to be done to combat an alarming rise in the rodents' numbers. People living on Shackleton Drive say that they have…

Evidence of 'rat infestation' and E.coli risk found at Indian restaurant

A RAT infestation and an E.coli risk were flagged up at an Indian restaurant where hygiene practices fell below legal standards. Inspectors slammed the Jaipur Cottage (above), in Alrewas, and ordered its management to hire pest control for…

Rat ‘infestation’ close to Hatfield supermarket reported

Welwyn Hatfield Council has had three reports of the vermin near the town centre’s Asda store. One resident claimed his daughter saw seven rats run along a path in just 15 minutes. David Aitken said: “What is being done about this infestation? “If…

Ye Arrow pub in Rochester closed by Medway Council inspectors due to mouse infestation

One of Rochester's best-known pubs was closed over the weekend after inspectors found mice on the premises A Medway Council notice was placed in the window of the Ye Arrow, in Boley Hill, warning of contaminated food and a dead mouse. The…

Super rats measuring a FOOT long infest houses after council bosses axe pest control team

Hundreds of giant rats have started invading homes due to a lack of pest control, forcing dozens of terrified families to begin killing the rodents themselves amid fears they could be bitten or catch a disease. The mutant rats, some of…

Gloucester's people are a bigger pest than foxes and gulls

NEVER mind gulls and cat-killing foxes, the biggest pest in Gloucester is its residents. That's according to the city council's pest control tsar, who says people who put out feed for birds and animals are encouraging more pests. Councillor…

Mouse seen running in flour at cafe

A cafe has been shut after environmental health officers found a live mouse in a flour container. Staff from Leicester City Council's food safety team immediately closed St Stephens Cafe, in Highfields, Leicester, during their visit on…

Feral Pigeons at Oxford Greggs store prove to be a pest

Environmental Health Officers were called in to the Greggs store in Oxford following reports that pigeons had forced a Greggs shop to throw away food and close for business. The shop in Headington, Oxford had reported feral pigeons invading…

A Chinese restaurant in Coventry has been fined £1000

The Fortune Garden in Tile Hill Lane in Coventry was fined more than £1,000 after pleading guilty to several food hygiene offences following rodent infestations. Rat droppings were found in the food store, kitchen, toilet, and rear yard…

A £40,000 fine for a mouse infested bakery in Luton

Luton magistrates court fined a local bakery £40,000 for running a appallingly unhygienic business. Environmental Health Officers inspected Meads Bakery and found hygiene related problems aswell as a serious mouse infestation. The owner…