Maidenhead invaded by rats

A branch of Nationwide, and several other retailers had to close their shops for several days to eradicate an infestation of rats. And this in a prospeperous Bucks city centre!

The article in the Maidenhead Advertiser identified the probable source of the infestation as rats coming in from the railway line. Railways provide a “safe passage” for rats insofar as there is limited access for creatues rats see as predators (dogs, human beings, etc.) and there is much cover in the form of brush, equipment and even the rails themselves in which the rats can hide if necessary.

Because of this premises near railway lines, both business and domestic, need to use more advanced strategies to control vermin in the area and simply ridding one premises of rats won’t stop others coming back and taking their place.