This video clip from a FOX 13 news broadcast in Seattle was posted roughly a year ago. It featured some tips from King County about what to do when there are rats in one’s toilet.

We then found the corresponding page on the King County website with a comic book-style set of tips for this situation:

What to do if there’s a RAT in the toilet (

We also found another page on the King County website with tips on getting rats out of your toilet and sewer pipes. Here are some snippets from that page:

Keep rats out of sewer pipes

Keep food and grease out of your drains: Garbage disposals and dishwashing can wash food down your drains. Rats can then follow the scent of this food.

  • Keep your kitchen sink rinsed clean. Use garbage disposals as little as possible.
  • Clean your kitchen sink drain monthly! Use 1 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar and rinse with boiling water. You can also use 1 cup of bleach and rinse with boiling water.
  • Never pour grease or oils down the drain.
READ THE FULL SET OF TIPS FROM THE COUNTY HERE: Keep rats out of your toilet and sewer pipes – King County, Washington

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Post thumbnail/image credit goes to the same page on the Seattle & King County Public Health website.