In a National Environment Agency report released in April, there were 1,000 more rat burrows detected in Singapore as compared to 2014. These burrows were found in public areas and confirms the worsening rat infestation plaguing Singapore.
Pest experts say a 1,000 extra rat burrows could accommodate up to about 10,000 more rats in Singapore. If nothing is done, a single pair of rats could give birth to 1,300 baby rats every year.
NEA also revealed that most of these rat burrows were found in HDB housing estates near the waste centres where trash is collected and stored before incineration.