Dirty rats

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I’ve been asked to shoot rats around a fam­ily friend’s farm, which I’m happy to do, but I’m a bit wor­ried about the dis­eases they carry. I’ve heard that you can catch all sort of nasty things from touch­ing them so what am I sup­posed to do with the bod­ies and all the blood on the ground? DOM ED­WARDS

Hello Dom You’re right to be care­ful around rats, alive or dead. The best ad­vice ever given for clear­ing up rats was to use a long-han­dled lit­ter picker that you can buy quite cheaply from most DIY shops these days. Us­ing one of these en­sures that you never need touch the body, and if they drop in an awk­ward place the ex­tra reach can be very use­ful. Ask the farmer if he has a bon­fire where you can dump the bod­ies; most farms do in my ex­pe­ri­ence, or fail­ing that, some­where a long way from build­ings. Ed.

Use com­mon sense when dis­pos­ing of rat bod­ies

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