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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…

Raining rats! Warning of rodent 'deluge' after Devon flooding

HOMEOWNERS in Exeter have been put on red alert amid fears that further flooding could spark a deluge of rats. More than 7,500 homes and businesses in the UK have been badly affected by floodwater since the beginning of December. And more…

Aston University scientists invent new rat trap

Scientists at a Birmingham university have come up with a new way of controlling rats to prevent the spread of poison-resistant animals. Conventional traps use poisoned bait, but they have led some animals to build up an immunity, researchers…

Rat infestation must be tackled says Nottingham bar owner

A CITY centre bar has called for a nearby rat infestation to be tackled urgently. Staff at the Malt Cross in St James's Street first reported sighting a rat near a derelict building in Newcastle Chambers to Nottingham City Council three weeks…