Stopping Rats From Entering Your Home Through Drains

To prevent rats from entering your home through the drains, here are some effective measures you can take…

Install Non-Return Valves

 These valves, also known as rat blockers or backwater valves, allow water to flow out of your property but prevent rats from entering through the drainage system.

Inspect and Repair Any Damage

Check your drainage system for any damage or cracks where rats could enter.

Seal any gaps or repair any damages you find to prevent entry.

Regular Drain Cleaning

Keeping your drains clean and clear of food scraps and other debris can make them less attractive to rats, who are often drawn to the scent of food.

Cap Unused Drains

If there are any old or unused drains, consider sealing them off with a cap or concrete.

This removes potential entry points for rats.

Use Gratings and Screens

Covering drain openings with metal gratings or screens can physically block rats from entering while allowing water to pass through.

Regular Inspections

Regularly inspect your home and its surroundings for signs of rat activity.

This includes looking for droppings, gnaw marks, or greasy rub marks.

Professional Pest Control

If you suspect a rat problem or want to ensure your home is protected, hiring a professional pest control service can provide more specialised interventions and peace of mind.

Implementing these steps can significantly reduce the risk of rats entering your home through the drains.

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