rodent operative

rodent operative

n
(Professions) Brit a name sometimes used for an official (operative) employed by a local authority to destroy vermin
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Calling rent-a-cat A TREDEGAR woman who claims her house is overrun with rats has asked the local council if a rodent operative can come and live with her for a few days.
You can't feel that warmth once reserved for the local rat-catcher now that he's a city council employee described as a rodent operative, can you?
At 21 she is one of three skilled 'rodent operatives' employed by Birmingham Corporation.
The local farmers are, of course, only too happy to have such highly-trained rodent operatives on their land -- but not so eager that they are willing to pay.