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    More: Scary, Rat, Rodent, Local government, Liverpool, Liverpool Echo, Merseyside, borough of Knowsley, Mouse  
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1759 clicks; posted to STEM » on 26 Jun 2022 at 7:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-26 3:13:20 AM  
I don't think they exist.
 
2022-06-26 3:24:54 AM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't think they exist.


*WHUMP*
 
2022-06-26 6:57:12 AM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't think they exist.


Dammit!
 
2022-06-26 7:41:17 AM  
Not enough low level adventuring parties being formed these days.
 
2022-06-26 8:01:39 AM  
Don't worry, Vaan is on the case

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2022-06-26 8:02:17 AM  
Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats.
 
2022-06-26 8:15:21 AM  
Lady in the story apparently does not know what a screen door is or how it works
 
2022-06-26 8:39:14 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Lady in the story apparently does not know what a screen door is or how it works


It's England.

For all we know, screen doors were outlawed during the war, and they are still being rationed.
 
2022-06-26 8:41:19 AM  
Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.
 
2022-06-26 8:55:33 AM  
Don't worry, those aren't giant rats, those are just Tories.
 
2022-06-26 9:09:20 AM  

TempsSontFous: Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats.


David Bowie - Future Legend / Diamond Dogs.
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2022-06-26 9:14:23 AM  

Marksrevenge: Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.


How do you feel about a couple of dozen 3-pound rats?
 
2022-06-26 9:22:54 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Marksrevenge: Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.

How do you feel about a couple of dozen 3-pound rats?


But why is it the government's job to exterminate them? Did the govt do something to cause the rat problem? I also don't call the government if a 20 pound woodchuck or 200 pound deer bothers me.
 
2022-06-26 9:40:14 AM  
Rats the size of cats but no pics of said rats.

This is just a case of  group hysteria.
 
2022-06-26 9:47:50 AM  

Marksrevenge: Barricaded Gunman: Marksrevenge: Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.

How do you feel about a couple of dozen 3-pound rats?

But why is it the government's job to exterminate them? Did the govt do something to cause the rat problem? I also don't call the government if a 20 pound woodchuck or 200 pound deer bothers me.


*shrug* animal control is a thing most places I've lived
 
2022-06-26 9:48:58 AM  

Marksrevenge: Barricaded Gunman: Marksrevenge: Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.

How do you feel about a couple of dozen 3-pound rats?

But why is it the government's job to exterminate them? Did the govt do something to cause the rat problem? I also don't call the government if a 20 pound woodchuck or 200 pound deer bothers me.


You also don't get free Healthcare.
 
2022-06-26 9:59:19 AM  

Marksrevenge: Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.


Perhaps no one goes around placing mouse traps on street corners, and the last time governments sprayed for mosquitoes we had a whole thing about that, but many locations have animal control agencies that handle anything from dogs to wasps (more an individual incident thing by my understanding,) and everyone involved in any sanitation work (putting roadkill somewhere else, collecting garbage, managing wastewater transport and treatment, sweeping streets) is playing a part in making areas less desirable to multiple pest species.

/Though I suppose the way we've rigged garbage pickup in many cities has the opposite effect and gives raccoons a place to chill at night.
 
2022-06-26 10:45:57 AM  
The country that is home turf for the rat snappin'-est family of dogs on the planet cant figure out how to get rid of the rats....hmmm
 
2022-06-26 10:46:30 AM  
That's not a rat, that's a cat!

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2022-06-26 12:31:31 PM  
Racists Occupying the US? It's more likely than you think.
 
2022-06-26 1:28:38 PM  
An AR-15 works great on large rats
 
2022-06-26 1:43:12 PM  

Marksrevenge: Is this a common thing? Local government being responsible for pest control? I guess if it's a government property that the pests are coming from that's one thing, but just the whole town?

I have never considered killing a mouse in my house to be the government's job.


Pretty sure NYC has been fighting an ongoing war with rats since it was New Amsterdam.  Probably mostly done by the health department (making sure not only that the rats aren't eating the food but also the trash) but pretty sure they take rat elimination seriously.

The more dense the city, the bigger an issue rats are going to be.
 
2022-06-26 4:03:52 PM  
FTFA
The woman says rats ate through her and her husband's first shed and has even seen them gnawing through concrete and leaving 'big holes'.

Unless those rats got some Jaws-like implants I call BS.

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2022-06-26 4:24:53 PM  
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2022-06-26 6:56:55 PM  
I'll bet there are laws against people taking the rat problem into their own hands by any means necessary.
 
2022-06-26 7:48:25 PM  
Put a bounty on them, 2 euros a tail. Lol
 
2022-06-26 10:07:38 PM  

ippolit: FTFA
The woman says rats ate through her and her husband's first shed and has even seen them gnawing through concrete and leaving 'big holes'.

Unless those rats got some Jaws-like implants I call BS.

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Rats have been known to chew through concrete, steel and many more very hard things.
They chew almost non-stop.
They have to, their front teeth never stop growing.
They chew to wear them down.
 
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