Home / Lifestyle / Pest controllers warn Irish of ‘Giant rat’ invasion

Pest controllers warn Irish of ‘Giant rat’ invasion

Giant rats invading IrelandA Dublin family were given the fright of their lives when they discovered a monster 24 inch rat living in their home.

Grace and Ian Walters were horrified when the pest control experts revealed that the culprit for scratching noises they kept hearing from their loft, was a giant rodent, the size of a domestic cat.

More worrying for Irish residents, is that a member of the pest control team warned that this may become a normality, due to climate change and an increase in food wastage.

Marcus Giusti said: “I think it’s a lot to do with climate and hygiene. If people leave their household bins overflowing and in disarray, they are essentially creating a food source for these animals.

“The reason why there is pest control is that the rats can overpopulate very quick and become even more difficult to deal with.”

He added that he has noticed an increase in the amount of calls he has received about rats, and also that there is a trend that the rats he catches are getting bigger. However, even with that in mind, Giusti admitted that he was shocked by the size of this particular rat.

Several species of giant rats can be found in the wild around the world, normally in hotter countries. However, the new larger rats in Ireland are not a new species to the country, but are simply adapting, and thriving, in their changing surroundings.


Do you qualify to become an Irish citizen?

There are three main ways for a person to qualify for Irish citizenship – through birth, through marriage or civil partnership or through naturalisation. Check if you qualify for Irish citizenship

Did you know?

Singing Cork barman has fans across the world - a video of the Irish music loving barman singing while he poured a pint went viral as people became enchanted by his easy going style and great voice. Check out his video.

Have you heard about…

Irish people warned about the ‘Celtic curse’ - a potentially deadly blood condition, that harms the liver, heart and pancreas, has been labelled the ‘Celtic Curse’ because more people in Ireland are prone to it than people from other countries. Find out more.

What about this…

‘Irish giant’ Tom Crean was one of the bravest and toughest explorers of the early part of the 20th century. Thanks to his positivity and faith, he managed to not only survive horrific conditions but also save the lives of his colleagues. Find out more.

»crosslinked«

About Andrew Moore

Check Also

Syrian schoolboy Mohammed

Syrian boy with a Belfast brogue wins the hearts of people all over the nation

A Syrian boy living in Belfast has warmed people’s hearts across the nation after he …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.