Rat infestations are on the rise each year and it is largely because of our living habits. It is easy to spot all of the places around buildings and on the streets where rats can get shelter and food.
Rats can enter buildings via its drainage systems, pipe and other external holes. Once they have a way inside, they will come and go and easily get settled into this environment. Rats are commonplace in sewers and everyone has surely heard the saying 'You are never more than 10 feet away from a rat'. The scary truth is that it is probably much closer than 10 feet!
When rats get into a drainage system, they have miles of pipework in which they can travel and it is known that rats can squeeze their bodies through the smallest of gaps. If there are any parts of your pipework which are damaged, broken or unsealed, this will make an easy entrance and exit for rats.
If you suspect you have an issue with rats, either after having heard them yourself or seeing signs that rodents have been around your property, contact Direct Drain Services. We can arrange a CCTV inspection of your drainage system to find out where exactly they are getting in from. This is the best first step to take to ensuring rat elimination from your drains.
When we are called out, we work in conjunction with pest control. It is not advised to bait rats internally as this will just lead to a load of dead rats being inaccessible and all you will be left with are nasty smells. The best option is to lure them out and lay traps.
Direct Drain Service can help you with CCTV survey inspections of drains and pipes to investigate potential entrance points for rats. We can look out for any broken or collapsed pipework which allows rats to move freely to and from your drainage system. We know how to locate rats nests and infestations and have plenty of prevention solutions.
For rat investigation services call the specialists today to discuss your concerns. We also offer smell investigation services too.
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