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Rats "The Size Of Shovels" Tormenting Locals In County Louth

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12:12 9 Jul 2020


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Residents from a housing estate in County Louth say they can't leave their cars because of rats in the area.

So they want something done about the rodents in Tredagh View in Drogheda.

Locals say the rats are "the size of shovels."

Around 100 have been caught in the last five months, with concerns that they might cause health problems.

"They're so big, they're like the size of a shovel".

Jenny Fagan, who lives there, says the pests don't care about interrupting human lives.

"They're brazen!"

"They don't care what time of the day it is, they're just coming up the front drains, on the street."

"We're afraid that a child might touch something after the rat being there and end up with this Weil's disease."

Additionally she says visitors are affected too: "People are afraid to get out of their cars when they come to visit us."

"With the fear of them [rats] running towards them."

"One of them got into a car engine, as well."

"We noticed it and then when the car was driven - it ran straight across the street towards the kids playing".

"They're so big, they're like the size of a shovel".

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"No Contact Back" From Council On Rat Problem

Adding to that, she hasn't gotten a response from the Council yet.

"We've been in contact with Louth County Council even since the 25th of May"

"...And we'be had no contact back from them.

"We've been on to Irish Water as well, and we've had no contact back from them either."

"Nobody has given us any answers, and all we just want is somebody to come up, talk to us, tell us what we can do."

"If it's in our home we know it's our problem.

"But this is on the street, this is where our children are playing"."

Weil's disease, also known as leptospirosis, is a type of bacterial infection that is spread by animals.

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