PODCAST: The fear of finding a rat in your toilet

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible for critters to crawl up your pipes and into your toilet.

Rats, squirrels, and frogs have been the most commonly reported animals found in America over the years; however, experts do say that the odds of such an occurrence is very rare.

Rat on toilet bowl in bathroom. Pest control
Rat on toilet bowl in bathroom; pest control Photo credit Getty Images (stock photo)

A rat’s ability to swim, coupled with its flexibility and adaptability, make it the most common creature to travel from the city streets to your toilet.

One survey done by the contractor Action Plumbing found that approximately 1 out of every 1000 pest control calls regards the removal of a rodent from a residence's toilet.

On this week's episode of "Your Weirdest Fear," listen as host Larry Mullins sits down with pest control expert Eddie Marco to set the record straight once and for all. With over two decades of experience, and having dealt with a rat in his own toilet a few years back, Eddie explains why it happens, and what to do in the event that you find your toilet clogged with an unwanted guest.

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