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Revealed: The parts of Bolton with the biggest rat infestation problems

Postcodes in Bolton town centre, Farnworth and Great Lever all feature in the top ten areas visited by pest control in 2019.


Crompton Way, Hall Lane and Alberta Street had more than 100 rat-related visits between them while Crescent Road was the most visited for mice.

There were 30 rat-related emergency visits, three of which were in Anglia Grove at the start of the year.



Rats were by far the most common pest the local authority dealt with at 8,948 visits – almost ten times more than mice at second place.

But for those people who cannot wait for Bolton Council to visit their property and are willing to pay more to exterminate pests, private companies available with some offering a same day service.


Ian Smith from Horwich, said rats seem to be getting inside buildings and homes more easily these days.


We smoke them out.

This is when there are cracks and breakages in the pipes which connect to the sewer system.

He said: “Rats get into the fabric of the building. It’s something a lot of pest control companies don’t want to admit because it can be hard work to find the fault.

“It can seem expensive, and it can be frustrating. But at the moment, the key to the problem in Bolton and everywhere else is to use professional Pest Control.” FULL STORY




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