Dumbarton Road is the worst street for vermin visits in Glasgow, new figures have shown.

Information released by Glasgow City Council shows pest controllers made more than 12,000 visits to city homes since January 2018.

There are widespread issues with beg bugs, mice and rats.

Stray dogs and birds have also caused distress to residents, forcing them to call council environmental health workers.

On Dumbarton Road, mice in living areas caused 58 visits, rats in living areas 14 visits, rats outside 87 visits, and stray dogs five visits.

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Councillor Eva Murray, whose Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward houses some of the city’s worst streets for vermin, said: “These figures are deeply concerning and we should all reflect on what more needs to be done.

“But ultimately, it will be up to the staff in environmental health to deal with these problems as they arise, and we need to ensure that they have all the resources they need to put in place lasting solutions.

“Unfortunately, we’ve seen year after year of cuts to Glasgow’s budget, and it means there’s less money to fund these vital services. Responsibility for that lies with the Scottish Government in Edinburgh. It is simply not good enough, and Glaswegians deserve better.”

A council spokesman added: “The most effective way to stifle the rat population on a long term basis is to cut off their sources of food.

“The current £6.5m initiative to replace 50,000 old-style steel bins across the city will have a significant impact on the rat population.”

“Steel bins are small and often in poor condition which can lead to the spread of litter and waste, which encourages vermin and creates health and safety issues.

“The bin replacement programme will eventually see 80,000 new wheelie bins introduced into the city’s bin courts, which will provide much better containment of waste and lead to more effective pest control treatments.

"The recent, successful introduction of new arrangements for commercial waste collections has also seen a significant reduction in the amount waste littering streets."