‘Rats as big as cats’ are plaguing Birmingham streets after dark, according to business owners.
The B8 Birmingham postcode, which includes Washwood Heath, Ward End and Saltley areas, topped a council list for the highest number of pest control callouts.
The reason for this is due to rubbish piling up in the streets, according to traders on the famous Alum Rock Road.
Two businesses experiencing rodent issues said they had experienced problems with missed bin collections, people leaving waste in communal areas and fly-tipping.
A dead rat lays next to a bottle of Lucozade in the Alum Rock Road area in Birmingham
Several traders on Alum Road have said there is a huge rat problem in the city due to a build up of piles of rubbish on the streets
Another business owner, Mr Islam, told how scurrying rats were a regular occurrence due to residential and commercial rubbish and maintaining a five-star food hygiene rating is becoming difficult.
At the back of his shop there was a…