Giant rats 'the size of cats' invading British homes through our toilets, expert warns 10 months ago

Giant rats 'the size of cats' invading British homes through our toilets, expert warns

Imagine going to the toilet, and boom, giant rat!

As if 2021 couldn’t get any worse, giant rats the size of cats could soon be breaking into your house via the toilet, an expert has warned.


Lockdown hasn’t just changed us humans, apparently. Ace Pest Control head honcho Andrew Dellbridge has warned that rats have become are a lot braver in the wake of the pandemic.

Rat It may be cute, but it bites/Via Unsplash

Andrew has previously worked with a family that had to flee their home due to a rat infestation, reports the Norwich Evening News.

In a separate incident, a woman had discovered an enormous rat swimming in her toilet bowl.

“She’d been using the bathroom and heard a noise. She looked down, and it was in the toilet bowl. And this is happening more and more frequently,” Dellbrdige said.

“They used to work around us but now they’re gaining access they wouldn’t have attempted before.”


He has had to employ more staff to address the growing rat problem, which he puts down to “overflowing bins”.

He continued: “Because of the throwaway culture we have the rubbish is just piling up and feeding them.

“Rats are letting themselves into people’s houses and businesses.”

The rat catcher has urged people to keep their toilet lids closed and also to plug any holes that could lead into your house, especially garages, sheds and windows.


Infestation control team Triangle Pest has suggested keeping food constantly covered, including waste bins both inside and outside the house. They also suggest trimming foliage from around your home to prevent the rats from setting up shop.

But if all else fails, then call a professional to deal with them, as the last thing you want is a rodent the size of a cat lunging at you.

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