Posted: 05/07/2015 at 11:58
hello, we had a rat problem for a number of years after moving to this property. they originated from next door and were getting into our attic via a hole between the roof spaces. we rang council who sent a man who put down traps and used a camera to check our main drain and next doors. he said next doors drain had a crack that the rats were squeezing through. the traps caught several of them in the attic (thankfully) and we sealed up the hole in the wall and any other gaps which we thought they might use. I would NOT be worried about what your neighbours might think, if they are on your property you have every right to call the council for help, especially with your OH in her delicate condition and even if she wasn't pregnant as well. I am all for helping our wildlife where possible, however, these are vermin and need to be dealt with asap.
good luck, am sure the problem will be sorted soon and you will be vermin free