Rats in Battersea

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SnowStar
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Rats in Battersea

Postby SnowStar » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:33 pm

Hi everyone,

I just wondered whether anyone else has noticed/had problems with rats in Battersea? I've seen the post about some people seeing them on Clapham common, but I am nearer to Battersea Park.

Since the Nine elms project has commenced I've noticed rats in my garden, I hear them at night and (scarily) I can now hear scratching in the wall cavities.

I am pretty sure it's from the work and food being left around from the builders of the development as well as the obvious disturbance of the areas they lived quite happily until now (especially under the railway arches).

Next door is wondering whether they should pop down poison, but I'm worried about cats eating this.

So essentially, I'm wording whether the residents of Battersea around the power station and park have noticed anything and what they're doing about getting rid of them. Or maybe my house is just rat HQ :(
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Re: Rats in Battersea

Postby Mamanchelsea » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:30 pm

My friend down in Battersea has the same problem! She's been so upset by this especially given they just completely renovated the house. She's had pest control over to check in order to ensure they stay outside. Terrifying!
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Re: Rats in Battersea

Postby SnowStar » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 pm

Oh wow, really?!

If you don't mind me asking, what road is she on?

I'm just wondering whether if there's enough people who this is affecting whether the council would step in and take some action.

It's so awful, and we're terrified to leave our garden door/windows open so I feel your friends panic. I feel it's only going to get worse in the summer too, so I might try get a list of streets and take it to the council.

thanks for your reply x
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Re: Rats in Battersea

Postby Nadia.dou » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:36 am

Hi,

I live on Queenstown road and my back garden is full of rats. Found a hole they dogged though the stones and under the house too... I also can hear them gnawing it’s horrible. Pest control came but as far as I understood if the council doesn’t help with poison it’s a lost battle.
I have the railways and a cafe just at a corner where I live but despite behind at high risks rodent area some effort needed to be done by the council..
The more I pay attention, the more I can see pest control baits in the neighbourhood.. I believe many people are experiencing this problem!
I’ll be happy to help if you need!
Thanks,
Nadia