Rats rustle in Govanhill residential street during the day, leaving locals terrified

Scots have been horrified by a video of a group of rats scurrying around during the day in a residential street in Glasgow.

Footage shows four rats running across the sidewalk on Ardbeg Street in the Govanhill area of ​​the city.

The rodents show up under a parked car and then disappear under a hedge in the clip that was split on Thursday, October 7th.

They appear to appear below a parked car and then disappear under a hedge
They appear to appear below a parked car and then disappear under a hedge

The person who recorded and shared the video, which has since been viewed over 20,000 times, wishes to remain anonymous.

However, they told Glasgow Live: “I suspect that after rats became such an ordinary everyday life, it is no longer a shock.

“What I find shocking and completely unacceptable is this council’s complete lack of will to clean up the streets and enforce those who behave in a way that attracts pests on such a large scale.”

Many expressed their shock and concern at the sight of the rats during the day.

A concerned viewer wrote: “It is extremely unusual to see them during the day.

‘This means they are no longer scared and need to hunt for food in daylight. In the end, it means a big attack.

“Yep it’s awful.”

Another simply wrote: “Terrible” and was joined by a local who replied, “In broad daylight? Bloody hell.”

In response to the video, a spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “Unfortunately, there are rats in cities all over the world, including Glasgow.

“The way the property is maintained has a direct bearing on the presence of pests, and ensuring that food waste is properly contained helps maximize the effectiveness of any pest control measures.

“Our pest control team has been active in the Govanhill area, but any intervention may take time to take effect depending on other conditions on earth.

“More information on how we can access our pest control service for households is available on our website.”

It comes after Glasgow’s rat – infested side streets and alleys were branded as the city’s “secret shame” in the middle of the ongoing waste row in front of COP26.

GMB officials have called on Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon to intervene, warning staff are at risk of being injured in order to clean up the streets in time for the environmental conference.

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