UKs worst hit areas for poison-resistant super rats sparks urgent warning

The most rat-infested parts of the UK have been revealed, just days after an invasion of poison-resistant 'super rats' was revealed.

Earlier this week a pest control expert claimed that Britain is being overrun with a plague of the beasts that have ballooned in size thanks to the pandemic.

Pest control expert Mark Mosely, who pitched his expertise to Lord Sugar on this year's Apprentice, said that there are two key factors to explain the rise in super rats.

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He said that because rodent killers are becoming less effective and food waste is on the rise, Britain’s rat population is ballooning at an unprecedented rate.

This, coupled with the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic forced rats to hunt for food in residential areas where they were wooed into staying with masses of food waste, goes a long way to explain the problem.

And now the places impacted most by them have been detailed in order of councils dealing with the most rodent infestations, The Sun reports.

The grim list is topped by the Welsh city of Swansea, which is suffering from more than 16,000 infestations of super rats at the moment, with Southwark Council coming in second with a similar number

In third place is Birmingham with 12,736 infestations recorded, while Liverpool, Glasgow and Sunderland are fourth, five and sixth respectively.

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Coming in seventh place on the horrifying list is Wigan, as North Lanarkshire, Lambeth and Nottingham close out the top 10.

But fear not, as expert Stuart Halliday revealed the best ways of keeping them out.

He said: "Keep your grass cut and you garden well maintained.

"Rats hate a change of environment so things like trimming the hedges, cutting the grass that will put them off.

"Another thing is making sure you are keeping any compost in proper sealed containers.

The final thing is water. Rats need a lot of water for their size to survive.

"If you're leaving buckets of old rainwater around your garden, you’re just making them a nice home."

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