Rat extermination calls up 50% since COVID-19

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/rat-extermination-calls-up-50-since-covid-19

Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

Rats are scavenging for new food sources in urban centres — namely in residential homes and empty businesses — because of a lack of street garbage after restaurants, hotels and other industries were impacted by COVID-19. According to Abell Pest Control, calls across Canada for rat extermination last month increased by 50% — into the high-end of the hundreds — compared to March 2019, which the company is attributing to the rodents scrounging for places to get food.