UK invasive species

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Brown rat

  • Considered to be one of the world’s most serious invasive species, the brown rat is highly adaptable and easily invades new areas.
  • The brown rat consumes and fouls vast quantities of human food, damages property and causes electrical hazards by chewing through wires.
  • The brown rat has contributed to the decline of many native plants and animals through predation or competition, as well as through the transmission of various diseases.