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Can a Rat Come Up the Toilet? Yes!

It’s a nightmare scenario, but finding a rat in your toilet is totally possible.

An unfortunate problem that can occur in any home is that rats can make their way up the sewer system and into your home through the toilet. This is an unpleasant experience at best to find a rat coming out of the toilet or to hear scratching in the bathroom and a wet rodent crawling on the floor. We’ll explore how rats can even do such a thing and how you can prevent it from happening in the future with pest control.

At Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, we can provide guidance and help you avoid rats crawling up your toilets. If this is a problem you’re having, our team can come out and solve the problem for you.

How Can Rats Come Up the Toilet

While it seems impossible to find a rat in the toilet, unfortunately, rats can crawl up the sewer system and get into your house that way. Most commercial and residential sewage systems have air pockets that allow the rat to breathe occasionally as it crawls its way up the pipe. On top of that, they can swim well, and studies have shown they can hold their breath for up to three minutes.

Rats’ agile bodies allow them to crawl into small spaces, so sewer rats can easily fit into the sewage system pipes. In addition, they are persistent creatures when it comes to finding food. So if they believe they can get it by crawling through the sewer pipes, they could try it.

How to Prevent Rats From Coming Up the Toilet

The best way to prevent rats from coming up the toilet is to call a professional pest control service. At Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, we can help you to prevent rats from coming up the toilet by identifying what the root of the problem is and by recommending exclusion efforts to prevent it from happening in the future.

If you find a rat inside of your toilet and want to stop it from getting into your home, do the following:

  • Shut the lid of the toilet.
  • Put something heavy on top of the toilet lid. A rat can push its way out of the toilet.
  • Contact Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control. We can come to your house quickly to take care of the rat in the toilet, so you don’t have to deal with it.

Contact Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control If You Find a Rat in the Toilet

If you find a rat in the toilet, it is important to call a professional to stop this issue from happening again. You might wonder if you can flush a rat down the toilet if you see one. We strongly recommend against that. You could end up with clogged pipes on top of a rat problem.

Let the professionals at Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control take care of the rat and control the problem. Contact us today to learn more about our rat control services.