Rats are very clever little animals, and they find their way everywhere.
Rodent exterminators aren’t surprised that they receive more and more alarmed calls every year because of rats that appear in the toilet bowl. While you don’t even know how they can get into the toilet bowl through the complicated drainage network, the task is actually very simple for rodents.
Rats are endowed with incredible survival skills. They can swim with the current for three days and can keep their breath back under the water for up to three minutes. Sewage pipes provide them an ideal environment. A lot of waste from the drains arrives into the sewage system, and these scraps are very valuable for rats. That’s why they start exploring pipes, holding on with their needle-like claws. They can squeeze themselves even through the tightest pipes, which may end in your toilet cup!
Before you get frightened, remember that there is a very simple way to prevent a rat getting out of the toilet bowl: close the toilet lid after each use.
If you want to be absolutely sure, flush before you open the lid.