Residents could be inadvertently helping to create giant 2ft rats immune to pesticides, a councillor has warned.
And now he says council and the government have to step in before towns are overrun by superrats.
At tomorrow's Oldham Council meeting Howard Sykes MBE will propose a motion to combat the colossal pests.
Councillor Sykes said:
The motion will propose that Oldham Council promotes the services of its professional pest controllers to residents.
The motion will also call on the chief executive to write to local MPS to call for government action in parliament.
Councillor Sykes added: