Benefits Of A Rat Flap For Your Drain

There are dozens of ways to get rid of rats. This includes everything from traps to poison, to physical removal. There’s also another technique that very few people know about – the rat flap. If you’re wondering what this is and how it works, then read on for an explanation.

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What is a “rat flap” and how does it work?

A rat flap is essentially a device that prevents rats from entering drains, gutters and other pipes. The device is essentially a circular piece of metal that fits inside the pipe (or around the end of a pipe.) Inside this pipe is a flap.

This flap has a special hinge that allows it to open in one direction but not the other. This means that water can flow out or through the pipe, but rats cannot enter from the other side. In addition to this, the device is made from stainless steel, that prevents it from rusting. Also, because it’s made from steel, rats cannot chew through it. What’s great about these devices is that they are a permanent solution. They last forever and once installed you’ll never have to worry about rats coming up your pipes again and spreading disease.


The beauty of these pest proofing devices is also in their simplicity. Although their mechanism is fairly simple, they are highly effective when it comes to keeping rats away. If you’re dealing with rats, then it’s recommended that you install these flaps as soon as possible. What you have to understand is that pipes and drains are one of the main entry points for rats. This means that without these flaps, you are essentially inviting rats onto your property.

Installing rat flaps to prevent rats

And while installing these flaps may seem like a lot of work, it really isn’t. All you have to do is buy the rat flap and then fit it around the end of your pipe. That being said, doing this can be tricky.

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For starters, you may have to open up and go into manholes. You may also need specialised tools. It’s also important that you fit the flap correctly. If you do it wrong, you could actually end up blocking the sewage outflow. The bottom line is that unless you have serious DIY skills, it’s better to leave this job to the professionals. If this makes sense, then why not give us a call?

Our team is more than happy to answer any question you have about this rat control solution. We can also install the flaps and provide you with other measures for preventing rats. Rat flaps are one of the best ways to eliminate these pests. Contact us now if you’d like to know more.



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