Rat Proofing in a time of self-isolation
As we all protect ourselves and our loved ones by staying at home in our dressing gowns, streaming endless amounts of TV shows and doing our best to stay out of the fridge, which is now permanently within arm’s reach, the rats are having a field day. Not since the wars, have they had such free reign. With the ever-changing weather and build-up of waste in people’s properties, due to increased time spent at home and sporadic rubbish collections, we’re bound to see an increase in demand for all forms of rat-proofing. Not only do rats pose a threat to health, they can also cause structural damage to a property.
There are several ways that rats can get into a property, as they can squeeze through a gap as small as 20mm. A popular route for them to make their way into a property is through the drains.
The best way to stop rats from damaging a property using the drains, is to prevent them from entering in the first place. It’s always easier to stop rats from entering a building than it is to combat an infestation that’s already taken hold.
One tried and tested method that is used by pest controllers throughout the UK is to use a Rat Blocker. Rat Blockers stop rats passing through drains towards a building whilst allowing rats to pass freely downstream.
An effective Rat Blocker, including those made by Metex & Nordisk, will do this whilst allowing the drain to function normally.
The Metex Ratwall is an effective and inexpensive option. It is fully stainless-steel and can be installed into underground drains by hand or from street level. It is suitable for plastic, clay, and cast-iron drainage pipes. Ratwall is a humane and cost-effective solution to your rat problem.
The Metex Nordisk TX11 RatBlocker is the most advanced and reliable Rat Blocker available. They are:
- Made from marine grade stainless steel (316) and is suitable for industrial or domestic use with a wide range of sizes from Ø82 mm to Ø350mm
- Can easily be installed into underground drains by hand or from street
- The only Rat Blocker to have been approved by WRc in the UK and VA approval issued by the Danish certification body, ETA-Danmark, and is inspected by the Danish Technological Institute.
With over 100,000 units installed worldwide and a legislative requirement in Denmark, this Rat Blocker has been developed and comprehensively tested over 12 years and is firmly established as the global market leader of rat blocking devices.
If you hear or see a little pest that shouldn’t be there, whilst you’re staying safe and catching up on those jobs you never get around to doing in the house, then give Metex or one of our Approved Installers a call. We’ll be happy to assist.