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    'Plague of Rats' Heading to Britain, Residents Warned Be 'Pest Aware'

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    Britain is experiencing its hottest summer on record creating a haven for vermin on the streets of London, with temperatures of 32-34 degrees Celsius possible in southern and eastern England this week.

    Rat expert Professor Steve Belmain told tabloid newspaper The Sun "the heat is increasing the rodent's activity" with the front page warning a "plague" of rats is heading to the UK.  

    "They can reproduce once a month — and transmit over 60 diseases," Prof. Belmain said.

    The Daily Mirror says the heatwave has sparked an "invasion of rats in parks and on beaches."

    The UK has been basking in temperatures above 30C which was a welcome change from the grey summer skies but people are beginning to feel the heat and are concerned about the effects the hot weather is having on rubbish.

    In a complaint to Wigan Council, one residents said bins were "riddled with maggots"

    Rats are also infiltrating the pink bins in Salford.

    Hounslow hasn't managed to escape the rats either.

    Rodents have also taken up residency in Finsbury Park. 

    People living in Cornwall are being told to be "pest aware."

    READ MORE:'Cat-Sized' Rats Terrorize Swedish Town, Dwellers Advised to Beware

    Apparently, there's a plague of rats on the way. Seems to have started in Westminster🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀

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