|Keiron Butler with his rat bait at his Goodna home. |
He spends $12 a week on baits to try and keep the rodents at bay.
"We've still got a plague of them. They are as big as bandicoots," Mr Butler said.
"We are trying our best to bait them. I am going through two packets a week which is eight square blocks. All up, I am going through an average of $12 a week in baits which is a bit of money for a pensioner.
Mr Butler showed the QT the large bait blocks he sets in traps. The rats eat them whole and keep coming back for more.
Councillor Paul Tully has fielded calls from residents concerned about the ravenous rodents and said they were "a health issue".