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Rat packs: Empty businesses and unused vehicles are great places for rodents as they give shelter and keep predators at bay. Photo: Frank McGrath

Rat packs: Empty businesses and unused vehicles are great places for rodents as they give shelter and keep predators at bay. Photo: Frank McGrath

Rat packs: Empty businesses and unused vehicles are great places for rodents as they give shelter and keep predators at bay. Photo: Frank McGrath

New protocols will be issued to employers across all sectors to ensure workers can return to work safely as the current restrictions are eased.

However, offices that have been lying empty while employees worked from home could now potentially be home to some rather unwelcome guests, like rats and mice.

Richard Faulkner, advanced technical field consultant with Rentokil, told the Irish Independent: "The thing with the shut down of buildings and businesses is animals want food and shelter.