“In a city you are never more than 6 feet away from a rat”. This is the widespread belief. However, research at the Food and Environment Research Agency found you’re more likely to be at most about 50 metres away from a rat in urban areas.
A tenant at Birchall Road has recently found evidence of a rat living in his shed, which is not a pleasant thought.
For ideas on how to prevent rats causing a nuisance on your plot, click here.