The Winter is a key time for rat infestations inside properties as rats try to enter buildings to keep warm when the weather turns cold.
How to spot rodent drain activity?
The main signs of rodent activity include rat droppings, scratching noises, rub marks and footprints. In addition to this, signs could also include rats entering a drainage system via damaged drain covers and small holes dug next to them.
Canford Drains can offer their customers help with this potential problem by simply fitting rat prevention blockers into main pipes leading into the affected property. Canford Drains provide this service to domestic and commercial premises and would normally recommend this when a property has no barrier/trap within their drainage system, linking them to the main sewer system, or if there has been recent rodent activity.
Rat prevention blockers are easily fitted into drainage pipes at the manhole. They feature a one-way flap that will allow the rat to exit the property, but not to gain entry or re-entry. High quality rat prevention blockers are manufactured in metal or a strong plastic composite so rats cannot chew through to regain access.
Canford Drains can easily fit a variety of rat prevention blockers on the market today and use a number of market leading manufacturers. A number of these can be fitted from ground level using specially designed installation poles. One particular product “The Ratwall” is designed so that it is held securely in place with a tight friction fit and cannot become dislodged into the drainage line. The flap opens fully, with no hinge within the pipe, allowing maximum flow. A reversible flap allows installation into either the inlet or outfall.
We’re always happy to take your call to discuss further . To arrange for an investigation and installation of rat blockers in Bournemouth and Poole, call us today on 01202 880202
See one of the units we use both closed and open in an example drain.