OnGuard Rat Control | Rats are ingenious species, and they will do anything within their power to access new sources of food. They will bite their way through a brick wall, walk on a wire or even navigate the u-bend of your toilet.
Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever found a rat in your lavatory?
Imagine the horror of being still half asleep and about to sit on the toilet, when a live RAT pops-up out of your toilet bowl. This happened to a couple in Sutton, South London. The couple, Margaret and Keith Woods, who have lived in their home for 27 years, have experienced rat problems in the past and said they have had a rat appearing in their toilet for the last eight months.
The couple filmed the rat – which they have nicknamed Roland – poking its face up into the bowl, but investigators from Thames Water have done a search of the pipes at their home without much success. The couple are now terrified to leave the toilet cover off and flush the toilet several times before using it.
Finding a rat in your toilet is not as uncommon as it seems. Here is another couple who got a nasty surprise lurking in their family bathroom. Watch the video below.
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Rats, once they find the way into your your house, they seldom go away by themselves. They usually settle and start breeding. Rats can reach sexual maturity at 5-6 weeks of age and each female can have between 10 – 12 babies. The gestation period is normally 22 days and the female rat can become pregnant again 24 hours after giving birth. This means that in a very short period of time, you could be sharing your home with a lot of rats.
Rats are initially not that easy to spot. Unless acutely over-crowded or disturbed, rats feed almost exclusively at night, remaining well concealed in family burrows during the day. As a survival strategy, rats are also extremely wary of unfamiliar objects as well as human and animal activity, and dwelling in the open.
This means only a minority of the population is ever seen, making it easy to under-estimate the scale of infestations.
If you suspect that you might have rats in your house, call OnGuard Pest Control – Rat Control Section. We will get rid of your rat problem quickly and effectively. We can also rat proof your property.