Rat-tail Maggots

Have you ever heard of rat-tail maggots? We heard them mentioned in a radio programme, describing them in detail, what they look like and where they live. They thrive in blocked guttering and downpipes, come into your kitchen and appear in your sink – they’re not exactly pretty to look at and can cause some nasty illnesses!! Their tail allows their bodies to be submerged in water but still able to breathe as normal. In effect, their tail acts like a snorkel!! Click on the link above if you want to read more about them.

If you ever have them arrive in your kitchen, the only way to get rid off them, according to the expert, is to remove their breeding ground. And with autumn arriving soon, leaves and other debris will create the perfect environment for them to populate your waste water system. So act now to avoid them settling into your home…

Call True Shine Windows and we’ll unblock and clear your gutters easily and efficiently.