They will have to do something!
In the back yard of a large local bakery the rats simply ignore the dozen or so baiting stations and head straight for the skips!
If there is one thing rats are not, it is stupid. They know exactly what to avoid.
Rentokil has announced it will deploy "James Bond-style technology" to battle the UK's burgeoning rat population - estimated by experts to have risen by 39 per cent in the past seven years and now totalling up to 100 million individuals. Exact details of the rat-busting tech are not noted, except a vague reference to "infrared …
Kenrick elaborated: "There is more rubbish on the street, discarded burger and kebab boxes, *****and bins are not collected as often.**** But there's also the weather. The milder winter means more wasps, rats, and mice are surviving, and with the wet weather mice are more likely to seek shelter in the home."
So those geniuses in local govt want to reduce frequency of collection and charge people for collecting. So whats the problem a few million more rats when people decide that they'd rather fly tip their kitchen waste than have it rotting in bins behind their house for a fortnight before being charged to have it taken away?
Perhaps we should just fit all the feral cats that seem to be filling Britain's streets with frikken laser beams and be done with the problem!
Perhaps if the damned council took all the rubbish away from peoples' homes there'd be less rats to go around.
I notice my council tax didn't decrease when they suddenly introduced those hateful bins and overnight were suddenly unable to remove the same amount of rubbish as the previous week using the same truck.
A while ago I saw a high-tech Rentokil mousetrap, which detects the presence of the rodent entering when it breaks an infra-red beam, shuts the door behind it, gasses it using a small CO2 canister, then sends a radio signal to a local server, which sends a text message so someone can come get the body.
Apparently the gas is needed as otherwise they eat their way out.
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