The Sutton Observer report:

A RAT epidemic in Birmingham has been revealed by a pest survey carried out by a not-for-profit trade body.

Birmingham City Council received 25.22 requests to deal with rodent problems per 1,000 residents Рthe highest per capita demand in the UK Рa survey by the British Pest Control Association found.

BPCA sent Freedom of Information Act requests to all district, borough and unitary authorities in the country to find out demand for pest control in the 12 months to April 2012.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.