The inhabitants are also taking matters into their own hands. For example, local resident Jan Jansen pulled out a gun and shot one of the rats.
In August this year, a vermin controller found dozens of rats in the sewers in the Assen district. Renske Wielstra told the regional newspaper that the rats also found their way to the toilet via the sewer. “In a fortnight, my toilet pipe has already been replaced twice, because the rats have gnawed through it. When I sit on the couch, I can hear them gnawing”.
The inhabitants hope that the municipality will be able to help them quickly with the rat infestation.