Did you know that rats like to live in drains? Drains are perfect hiding places if pests want to be exclusively hidden inside your house. Rats love drains so much because they get to eat bits of food that we discard. Sure, this set-up sounds like a marvelous time for space for rats but not for homeowners like you.
Drains are even more conducive for a luxurious rat-living because rats by nature can swim for days. Rats can make a mess out of your drainage system. They can poop, urinate, and bring all sorts of things in your drains. This doesn’t sound good as it could endanger you and your family’s health and safety. If there is circumstantial evidence that leads you thinking that a group of rats might be residing on your drains, call the nearest pest control company immediately.
Examples of evidence that could suggest you have a rat situation on your drains:
- Common evidence for a rat invasion on drains is the increase in rat droppings. You’ll see dark pellets on floors where it meets skirting boards.
- Another tell-tale sign is when you find gnawed holes in some parts of the house. You’ll usually see teeth marks on these holes.
- At night, you’ll hear scratching and other teeny tiny noises on your floors, walls, and ceiling.
If you’re witnessing these activities, it’s more likely that rats are living somewhere within the structure of your home or building.