WORKING from home may be causing a rat population boom due to bin collectors struggling with the surge in refuse bags.
Now rats, many carrying diseases which affect humans, are finding easy pickings among the dumped food waste sacks littering suburban streets.
Experts say there could be 300 million of the rodents rampaging around Britain.
The council said: “In the past, when people left their homes and went into the office, it was easier to navigate through narrow, difficult streets.”
And with winter on the way, rodents are now seeking cosy places to live inside our homes.
Rentokil Pest Control said: “As soon as the temperature drops, rats look for somewhere warm.
“Brown rats are agile climbers and can be found in loft spaces.”
Huge “super rats” are also on the rise, which are immune to available poisons.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/24177501/wfh-plague-million-rats/ Terrifying news for Brits after WFH causes plague of 300 million rats as household waste increases