Many media sites have been reporting that there has been an increase in rat infestations during the coronavirus pandemic. But what can you do about it, when they decide to join you in your own home? The best way to control rats is to stop them from getting into your home in the first place. This is a long term solution that will stop any future infestations. Rats frequently enter homes through drains and one way to prevent this is by installing a rat flap in the drain.
A rat flap is essentially a cylinder which fits at the end of pipes and drains. Inside this cylinder, there is a flap which only opens one way. This results in the flap being able to open and allow water and waste to flow out of the system, but not allow anything to come back up the drain system towards the property. It is a highly effective way of stopping rat entry via the drains.
Choosing and fitting the wrong type of rat flap can result in rats still being able to access your property. Fitting the rat flap in the right place provides a long lasting and reliable way to prevent rats. Here are a few top tips for rat flaps:
If you would like more information about rat flaps or would like one installed in your drain, get in touch with Pest Solution’s friendly and knowledgeable staff by clicking here.