Pest control has been sent to more than 850 streets in Edinburgh due to rats (Photo: Shutterstock)

REVEALED: These are the most rat-infested streets in Edinburgh

Figures from the City of Edinburgh Council show exactly where in the city has the worst problems with rats.

Through a Freedom of Information request we asked the council to provide us with the number of pest control callouts by street between 1 January 2016 and 1 March 2019. There were 1,839 requests in that time period for rats alone at street level. The worst of the streets is Dumbryden Gardens in Wester Hailes with 28 callouts. Pest control attended more than 850 streets in total during the time period. These statistics do not include callouts due to rats being discovered inside homes.

17 callouts due to rats.

5. Murrayburn Place

17 callouts due to rats.
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16 callouts due to rats.

6. Gilmerton Road

16 callouts due to rats.
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15 callouts due to rats.

7. Lochend Road South

15 callouts due to rats.
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14 callouts due to rats.

8. Hailesland Place

14 callouts due to rats.
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