A device invented by a South Elmsall dad to prevent rats getting into people’s homes is to be stocked by Wakefield District Housing (WDH).
Karl Savage came up with the Vermin Guard device after rats got into the loft of his home.
There are now more than 2,000 Vermin Guards installed in Yorkshire with a 100 per cent success rate.
WDH has now agreed to stock the device as a preventative measure.
Mr Savage said: “It horrified me that rats were there, just above my family. I spent hundreds of pounds on traditional methods of pest control, but the rats didn’t move so I started to research the problem.”
Martin Wilson, maintenance manager for WDH, said: “We looked at Vermin Guard after Karl got in touch. It will give our tenants peace of mind that we want to do all we can to stop rats from getting into homes.”