A horrified resident has filmed the moment several rats scurried across a street in broad daylight just metres in front of him.
The itch-inducing horde or tiny vermin was filmed by a local resident on in Glasgow. In the video, four rats appear from underneath a car before running across a pavement.
They then disappear into a bush opposite a block of flats.
The anonymous resident told Glasgow Live: “I suppose after the sighting of rats become such a regular everyday occurrence it isn't a shock anymore.
"What I do find shocking and completely unacceptable is this council's complete lack of willingness to clean up the streets and take enforcement upon those who behave in a manner which attracts vermin on such a large scale."
The video has been viewed more than 20,000 times across various social media platforms.
A Glasgow City Council spokesman said that “rats exists in towns and cities all over the world, including Glasgow”.
A spokesperson said: “The way property is maintained will have a direct bearing on whether pests are present and ensuring food waste is properly contained will help to maximise the effectiveness of any pest control measures.
“Our pest control team has been active in the Govanhill area but any intervention can take time to take effect depending on other conditions on the ground.
“Further information on how to access our pest control service for householders is available on our website."
Upon viewing the video, one person wrote that it is “highly unusual” to see rats during the day, which could mean “that they are no longer afraid and need to hunt food during daylight hours”.
This latest infestation comes as Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was warned about the city’s “rat-infested side streets and alleyways” ahead of the COP26 climate summit later this month.
Last month, GMB Union members warned of a “modern day plague” in the city after more footage was captured, this time of an infestation of rats rummaging through bins.
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