According to Reykjavík Pest Control, continuous rain in Iceland’s capital has caused rats to escape from the flooding sewers. The Pest Control is increasingly being called out to exterminate these unwanted house callers.
“They can emerge in the garden or wherever,” operating director of the Pest Control Gudmundur Björnsson told Fréttabladid, adding the rats usually find a way out of the sewers where pipes are broken or drainpipes are open.
“The situation [in Reykjavík] has been incredibly good for the past few years, but has worsened with the heavy rain this fall,” Björnsson said, adding that despite an increase in calls, the rat situation in Reykjavík is better than in many cities abroad.
The rats are most apparent in the western part of the capital and near Ellidá river, but the newer neighborhoods are not as infested.