Rentokil Initial has said a surge in summer call-outs for insect and rat catching helped boost annual results as last year’s heatwave sent pest numbers soaring.
Tayside prisoners have been tormented by rats, wasps and ants in the last two years.
Black rats introduced to tropical islands in the past 300 years have caused devastating damage to coral reefs, a study has found.
A councillor says his ward has been plagued by a “significant” rat infestation.
The council is considering introducing Eurobins to a West End street after huge rubbish pile-ups attracted vermin.
Residents have voiced their disgust about overflowing bins that have attracted “massive” rats to their neighbourhood.
In news that will have people everywhere peering down the U-bend in fear, an Irish man was reportedly rushed to hospital after a rat climbed through his toilet and bit him on the bottom.