I LIVE on Prescot Road and first reported a rat problem in March.

The council refused to come to my property because of the lockdown which is understandable but three months later I am unable to let my children into the garden as there are rat droppings everywhere.

Again I contacted the council and was told it is not an emergency as that rats were not in my property.

I was given instructions to buy poison and kill them myself.
Myself and my neighbours therefore bought poison and three weeks later I am still seeing evidence in my front, back garden and my driveway.

I have been quoted £200 from a private company so therefore I’ve had to pay this but I find it shocking that the council know this problem in my area and still let bins get in such a mess.

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