Vermend has launched the Rat Blocker, a system for preventing rat invasion via sewage outlets in domestic and commercial properties

The Rat Blocker works by simultaneously blocking off sewage pipe access, while allowing no disruption to, or reduction in, the flow of waste in the opposite direction, the company claims. It fits snugly into the pipe and locks into place and comprises a double steel flap which will open when pressure from the flow of waste builds up, allowing the waste to pass freely along the sewer.

A purpose made, extendable handle enables the Rat Blocker to be lowered in through the manhole, where it can be easily manoeuvred and locked into place.