Are rats entering through your drains?

Are rats using your drainage system to enter your house? Learn how to prevent it.

The Problem of Rats Entering Your House Through Your Drainage System

If you have seen rats around your property, it may be a sign of a bigger issue – a fault in your drainage system. Rats can easily enter your house through a damaged or blocked pipe opening. This is a serious problem that needs immediate attention as rats can infest a building quickly.

Rats are attracted to shelter and food, and once they find both in your home, they will stay there as long as possible. They can carry diseases such as E.coli, Salmonella, and even Tuberculosis, making them a danger to your health and your family’s. Even if you haven’t seen a rat, you can identify their presence by their droppings, scratching noises in walls or under floorboards (especially at night), an ammonia-like smell, and evidence of gnawing.

It’s not uncommon for rats to enter a property through a neighboring building, primarily through the drainage system. Drains and sewers are an effective entry point for rodents.

The Solution to Rat Infestation

Fixing your drainage system is the first step to preventing rat infestation. West Wales Waste offers the following services to help you:

  • A drain survey to identify where the rodents are entering your property.

  • A no-dig drain repair by lining them and sealing any cracks, holes, or displaced joints.

  • Installing non-return valves to prevent rats from entering your property but still allowing waste to leave through the pipes.

Don’t let rats invade your home and compromise your health. If you suspect a problem with your drainage system, call West Wales Waste at 01646 629089 or fill out our instant quote form.

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