RATS and mice were spotted by York residents who called out the council’s pest controllers at least 14 times a month, figures have revealed.

The rodents were found in buildings across the city, resulting in City of York Council’s pest-control officers being dispatched 394 times between January 2014 and February 2015, at a cost of £23,246, figures obtained by The Press have revealed.

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