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Britain’s Homes Facing Invasion of 100 Million Rats This Winter

Someone call Dick Whittington!

Britain’s homes are set for an invasion of giant rats this winter - with freezing temperatures forcing the rodents to make a hasty retreat into our homes.

It’s believed that up to 100 million of the creatures will make their way into our abodes, favouring warmth over the cold conditions that they are usually forced to endure - meaning that’s it going to be a busy winter for pest control teams.

Paul Bates, the head of Cleankill Environmental Services, said: ‘With forecasters predicting the harshest winter the UK has seen in half a century, pest controllers are now advising people to make sure their homes are fully protected against invading rodents.

‘At a time when we feel like bolting our doors and keeping winter cold outside, it is hardly surprising that mice, rats and squirrels are trying to join us in our sanctuaries of warmth.

‘They will not only scratch, gnaw and rip items apart to make nesting materials but they will also chew beams and joists, causing structural damage, and through electrical cables, which can cause fires.’

Make sure all cheese is safely stored away!