Snakes getting into people's houses and toilets have become so frequent and questions on how snakes and other reptiles manage to enter our bathrooms and toilets have been raised.
Although it’s not very common for snakes to be found in the toilet. It has been seen under houses or in a roof cavity than in the toilets.
Snakes can get into a toilet through an opening in the sewer.
Sewers can be home for rats and attract snakes who find their way into the sewer to hunt their meal. They can make their way through a sewer opening and slither through.
According to plumbers, the toilet seat is designed in such a way that water stays only in the sink and the pipe that leads to the septic tank or soakaway is always empty and free of water
Snakes find it easier to get in through the concrete chambers of the house where sewage pipes are connected, and also through cracks, under the doors and crevices.
Preventive measures to help avoid snake(s) curling up in your toilet bowl;
The best way to prevent a snake from making its way into your toilet is to make your home less attractive to the snake.
1. Prevent a mouse or rat infestation in your home with the correct rodent protection.
Snakes will always hunt for food and follow the trail, so if you have mice or rats near or in your house, get rid of them quickly.
2. Make sure windows and doors in the bathroom are closed so the snakes can't get in through there.
3. Always fumigate your toilet sink regularly. There are special pesticides that are made specifically for this purpose. You can get them in stores.
4. Make sure that all the bushes around your house are properly cleared and well burnt to prevent any rodents or reptiles from harboring around your house.
Keep your toilet lid closed at all times and you can also make use of a flat tile to cover your bathroom filter when you’re not in the bathroom to stop any further movement of snakes through the pipes and also ensure that all pipes are well fixed and closed.
Lastly, always make sure you check inside your toilet sink before you sit on it, avoid using the toilet in the dark.
Public toilets are dangerous to use anyhow. If you must use them, try not to sit directly on them, and be watchful.
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