Rats like to live within sewers as it is provides warmth and a food source.
The drains of your property connect into these sewers and need to be protected from rodent entry.
You should look out for the following indicators for rodent activity within your drains:
- Scratching or gnawing sounds within walls, roofs, or floors.
- Burrowing holes near manhole chambers.
- Rat droppings within manhole chambers.
A simple way of preventing access from the main sewers is to install a “Rat Flap”. This one-way flap acts as a gate for waste to leave the system whilst preventing the rodents from getting into your drains.
These can be installed in less than 30 minutes and are an effective tool to stop the pests causing you issues.