One resident says the rodents are 'plaguing' the estate where he has lived for the past 15 years.
They already blight millions of homes, but a new kind of 'super rat' is apparently on the rise in our region.
A study by the University of Huddersfield found many of the rodents are now resistant to conventional poisons. And the problem is particularly bad in South Yorkshire.
You will not be surprised to know that Emma Wilkinson's report does contain images of the rats.
ITV has captured the first images of a live super rat. Coping with the poison-resistant rodent has raised some difficult questions.
Poison-resistant rats are on the rise in our region, according to a new report by the University of Huddersfield.
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