Large Rats Remain To Be A Problem In A Sydney Neighborhood
Despite the number of times they have called for Sydney pest control, the residents of Cabot Street are still frustrated because the population of rat seems to be spiralling out of control. Therefore, they are calling to the government to send assistance in order to solve the issue of large, aggressive rats. Some of these residents believed that the increase in the number of rats is due to home demolitions which were conducted right after the flood that struck them during Thanksgiving of 2016.
One of the residents of Cabot Street, John Sullivan, said that he has already captured 23 rats and the biggest thus far was around two kilos. He added that the largest rat is almost the size of a cat. His green compost bin was not spared by the rats as it has suffered a big hole.
Another resident who is living two doors from Sullivan’s house is Chantelle Anderson. She shared that she is not using their basement because she is afraid to encounter the rodents there. She can hear them scratch through her walls and she has already spotted them running around the basement and her surrounding property.
She contacted a pest control professional and they were able to capture over a dozen rats in just a matter of days. The workers told her that the rat species seemed to be more aggressive than regular rats because these are not afraid of encountering humans. She is now afraid because the rats can be toxic and it can damage her property.
Sullivan, on the other hand, has been trying to control the rat population for a year. He thinks that they are coming from an abandoned property near his home as well as from barns close to his property.
According to a pest control professional, the flooding must have caused the rats to relocate and they are nesting in the abandoned homes. Another problem is the food sources because they are attracted to compost bins as well as bird feeders. It has been advised by Sydney pest control to make sure that the rats will not have access to food which makes them stay and populate in an area.