Can rats come out of the sewers? 1/2

Can rats come out of the sewers? Post 1/2 Many things can contribute to blockages in your sewage, including rodents. Rodents are attracted to drains particularly if there is a surplus of food that has been incorrectly disposed of down the pipes. However, there is a very real risk of your property being invaded by […]

Can rats come out of the sewers?

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Can rats come out of the sewerMany things can contribute to blockages in your sewage, including rodents. Rodents are attracted to drains particularly if there is a surplus of food that has been incorrectly disposed of down the pipes. However, there is a very real risk of your property being invaded by rats, as they are skilled at navigating through the sewage systems.

With such flexible bodies and excellent swimming abilities it is not difficult for a rat to find its way through a sewage system, even from as far away as the pipes in the city, and end up in your toilet bowl. Even the smallest holes are no match for a rat, as it can squeeze its way through most openings. So even if you have the smallest crack in your sewage pipes, it is still enough for a rat to make its way into the system and eventually find its way into the property.

To avoid attracting rats and other rodents to your drains, it is important to make sure that you are disposing of all waste properly and efficiently. Food substances that are greasy and fatty, and even foods such as coffee granules, must be thrown away in the bin and not washed down the drains. These substances cannot be washed away properly and can cause a buildup of waste, which rats find particularly inviting.

Rodents are not particularly fussy about what they eat, and have even been known to survive on food that they may find in toilet waste. However, they thrive on large amounts of food that has been flushed down kitchen sinks, and given that they are predominantly ‘family’ animals, when one rat finds its way to the drains it is likely being followed by many other rats. Avoid flushing these substances down the drains to prevent rodent infestation. Stay tuned from more tips from blocked drains Cambridge.