The furry invaders were taking over, so Ellen Campbell picked up her pistol and waited.

“I felt like a sniper.”

But pellets from the toy gun didn’t faze the rats.

Campbell, 31, says they’ve infested her Lang Street public housing unit for three months.

She wants her family “moved ASAP.”

But with a list of about 6,000 waiting for subsidized units in Hamilton, CityHousing has insisted on giving pest control staff a fair shot first.