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Why Are Rats In My Wall Cavities?

Rats are present in your wall cavities because your home is now theirs. The question that needs to be asked here is "Where Have The Rats In My Wall Come From?".

The rats are likely getting into your wall and ceiling cavities via the following routes:

Rats Via Shallow Utilities

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This is the point at which the drains etc leave the building under the wall of the property and is seen most often in buildings and extensions constructed in the last twenty years.

In older buildings it's more common to see soil pipes externally, but newer construction projects have them below ground due to better design and aesthetics.

The correct depth for these should be around 12 inches below ground level, but increasingly we see these points at ground level where rats quickly enter and populate the underfloor areas and cavities of the house.

Even if you have concrete floors, the earth beneath the floor will dry and subside by a few inches, creating the perfect nesting point for rats which can then eat through underfloor heating systems and other plastic water service pipes, etc.

Rats Via Faulty or Disused Drains

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It's unsurprising that more than 80% of rat problems in homes and businesses originate from the drains. In most cases, this activity is in association with a new extension or other building improvement.

It is common to find open drains and even inspection chambers under extensions that allow rats unrestricted access into your property, and we can easily solve this.

Rats Via Overhanging Trees, Hedges or Climbing Vegetation

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Rats and other rodents will quickly climb along telephone wires, jump from overhanging branches and climb up climbing plants directly onto your roof where they quickly make themselves at home in the inaccessible roof spaces of extensions and loft spaces of the main building. Access into your loft under tiles is simple.

Other Points Of Entry Include:

Via the neighbours - in linked properties, through underfloor cavities, lofts and linked gutters.

Via open doors, windows and presents from your cat! - sometimes it will be a single rat, and no infestation exists.

Via Cellars and underfloor storage rooms.

Q: What other Ways Can You Help Me?


The Bristol Rat Company has qualified electricians who can inspect and test your entire electrical system for faults and damage caused by rodent activity.

We can also update older style electrical systems, reducing fire risks and the dangers of electrical accidents caused by electrocution from wires stripped bare by rats, squirrels and mice.


Damaged pipes like those leading into underfloor heating systems are a major hazard to both your properties structural integrity and of course electrical injury. We have qualified Plumbers from that will quickly inspect and if required, replace or repair damaged pipes and equipment.

Drain Repairs and Digital Camera Inspections

Very often the rodent problems we see are a result of rats getting into property through damaged, faulty or badly designed sewer systems. When required we have the facilities and expertise to carry out a full inspection of the sewer system and drainage of the property.

Where damage is found, we will carry out remediation work to protect the property.

Loft Insulation

Insulation is one of the most significant areas of contamination risk and is regularly overlooked. Rodents nest and live between layers, depositing massive quantities of droppings, urine and nesting material infested with insect pests.

We can undertake a highly effective decontamination processes in place to ensure insulation is quickly and effectively replaced and surrounding surfaces fully disinfected with a sophisticated product that kills, viruses, bacteria and many other types of microorganism.

We also use the Bristol Pest Control Services of WaspKill UK, who are experts in insect control to handle the fumigation of properties affected by flea, bedbug and lice infestations.


We have healthcare trained operatives, formally qualified in infection control to decontaminate an infested or contaminated environment. You can be assured that we understand infection control and how to achieve an intensive clean more than many other organisations.

Our head of infection control operations has fifteen years experience in clinical healthcare services as well as many years experience in the pest control industry - in short, we are the best at what we do.


Proofing is where we put in place effective barriers preventing rodents from accessing property or sensitive areas. We have experience in sealing cavity walls, cellars, attics, store rooms, kitchens and the list goes on.

If you have rodents and don't want them getting in - then we have the expertise to help.

Don't wait for further damage to occur - Call Our Bristol Rat Control Team - 0117 303 5181

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