Has anyone ever told you that you are never more than six feet away from a rat? If so, do not believe them. This scare tactic is one we don’t use to terrify our client’s at Pest Purge. There may sometimes seem like a lot of the furry critters around but the reality is that there are not millions of them living near us and they are rarely as close as six feet away. They generally roam up to about 200m from their lairs, quite often their territory is even less distance than this. As long as they have somewhere to kip down, some nice tucker and a cool glass of Pinot they are happy. If you want to get rid of rats quickly, take away their Pinot, or their prawn and marie rose sauce sandwiches. This will really wind them up and they are likely to up sticks and clear off down the road in search of the next free meal. Keep rats at bay by doing some sensible spring cleaning, get your waste management sorted out, keep foodstuffs locked away and any bin areas nice and clean and tidy. They flourish in waste and mess, the cleaner we all are the less chance they have of becoming established. Another urban myth you may want to laugh at relates to ‘critter fritter’ a customer who picks up some fried chicken from a fast food outlet discovers that an unusual tasting piece is actually a batter-fried rat. Chomp chomp, too late, ha ha I hear you say. My local supplier has always been superb – does anyone fancy some southern fried rat? finger licking good!