RATS is occupying the city’s parks that have become “no-go zones” for families.
This is the view of union leaders and opposition politicians, who shared their anger after footage of a packet of rats passing through Denston Greenspace surfaced.
Pictures shared with us yesterday show the worm moving from the pond in Alexandra Park to the children’s play area.
Described as “huge” and an eyewitness caught rats, like “rabbit rabbits” the film A member of the public on Tuesday evening at about 30:30.
Thomas Kerr, leader of the Conservative group in the city, was among those who condemned the photos, saying: I am making my way.
“I have been trying for months to get it. Council Leader to address the impact of his sanitation policies on Glasgow’s rat population.
“The only answer is to deny that there is a problem and to blame those who are raising fears of being ‘too right’.
“There is nothing ‘right’ about mothers and fathers to keep their children’s play parks free of rats.”
Susan Aitken, council leader, has defended the city’s sanitation policy in recent months amid fierce controversy with opposition politicians and union leaders.
Just last week, the GMB union threw a big rat in the West End to “shed light on the crisis”. It also launched a ‘rat register’ to monitor Glasgow’s insects.
Chris Mitchell, GMB convener, said: “I think it’s time for the council to stand up to GMB Branch 40 and call on the Scottish Government to intervene so that we can stop the garbage crisis now.
“Rats are taking over the city now. Children can’t go out to play.
“Now one of the things that the council keeps arguing about is the importance of green space in the city, but the problem with that, as you can see, is that it is infested with rats.
“There’s no way you can take your family out in a situation where one of the city’s largest parks is becoming a moving area.”
A council spokesman said: “We are aware of rats in Alexandra Park and there are measures to control pests in the park.
“Pest control treatments in public places can be difficult to use because baits pose a clear threat to other wildlife as well as domestic pets and should therefore be properly deployed.
“In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine.” the meal And unfortunately the rats are drawn to the feed that is scattered for the birds that also live in the park.
“We urge visitors to the park to limit the food left for the birds as much as possible as this will help reduce the visible space for these rats.
“We have also introduced large litter bins in the park, which has significantly improved litter prevention, and will help reduce the impact of pests in the park.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and deploy pest control treatments in a variety of ways to ensure that they are as effective as possible while also protecting other animals.”