A rat nest in insulation in a roof space just off Sefton Park. Roof voids are a great place for rats to live. They are warm and out of the way but also close to food. They often will just nest in a roof space and leave the house to feed from bird tables or bins. Some unfortunate people however have them living in their roofs and feeding out of their kitchens. Not very pleasant!
Liverpool Echo phoned us on Thursday as they were writing an article on “mutant super rats”. I told them that rats had always been pretty big and that resistance was not huge in Liverpool with rats (but its becoming a major issue with mice). They obviously haven’t printed that as the truth does not sell papers. They have got their “super rat” quote from a guy who runs a pest control company down south but advertises in Liverpool. Pretty standard media reporting. The councils statistics of a rise in call outs for rats to the council pest control is interesting. A hundred extra call outs is a lot but id be more interested seeing statistics over a longer period. See the article here.