Invasion of Giant Rats in the United Kingdom

A new breed of genetically mutated giant rats has been invading the suburbs in the United Kingdom at an alarming speed. According to a news article by Dailymail, these humongous rats can measure up to two feet long from its nose till the tip of its tail. Giant

Since its outbreak, scientists in the United Kingdom have been analysing their rapid invasion by monitoring its infestation level. Figures have revealed that the population of these giant rats have increased significantly up to 50% in some affected areas. Genetic testing by Huddersfield University observed that these vermin have developed a mutation that allows them to be immune to conventional pesticides.

Although we do not have this horrific giant rats invasion in Malaysia, it is important to take precautionary steps to prevent rats from infiltrating your home. Besides causing costly damages to your home, rats are also known to spread infectious diseases such as Leptospirosis and Salmonellosis.

Here are some preventive measures to minimise the risk of rat infestations at home:

  • Ensure grass in your garden is kept short and the surroundings of your home clean and tidy. Discard any materials that may provide harbourage for rats.
  • Keep all rubbish in bins with tight fitting lids and empty garbage bins on a daily basis.
  • Store uneaten food in plastic containers or in refrigerators.
  • Young rats gain entry into homes through cracks and tiny openings as small as a 1cm; so it is important to seal any holes on the walls of your home.
  • Rats can also enter your home from sewers through broken pipes; hence it is important to ensure that all pipe-work is in good order. Protect your home and family from possible rats invasion, speak to us now​ for further understanding of rodent control​.

Source: Dailymail UK

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