Hesketh Park is infested with rats it has been revealed

Hesketh Park is infested with rats it has been revealed. The problem has become so bad that council officials have erected a sign warning people of the problem.

Hesketh Park turned 150 years old in September and is considered to be one of the town’s most pleasant outdoor attractions with its magnificent lake, in particular, a magnet for walkers and nature lovers.

But signs have now gone up around the lake stating ‘Please don’t feed the birds in this area until further notice.

Too much feeding especially of bread and other unsuitable food is bad for the health of wild birds and a large amount of waste food is attracting brown rats to the area around the lake’.

Rats prefer to hide, given enough space, so if they are observed in plain sight, it is likely that a full-blown infestation already exists.

Rodents typically avoid people and prefer to be active when their environment is quiet.