Do you worry about animals crawling out of your toilet? It’s a common fear, but one that is largely unfounded. This blog post will discuss the reality of animal-toilet interactions and dispel some of the myths surrounding them.
We’ll also explore which animals are most likely to appear in your toilet and how often it actually happens. So read on to learn more and put your mind at ease!
It’s understandable to be worried about animals in your bathroom. After all, the toilet is one of the most intimate places in our homes. But there’s no need to fret – animal-toilet interactions are actually quite rare. In fact, they only happen a few times each year worldwide.
There are a few reasons for this. First, toilets are usually located inside of our homes, which animals are hesitant to enter. Second, toilets typically contain water, and most animals are not good swimmers. Finally, toilets flush – meaning that any animal that does end up in one is quickly flushed away before they have a chance to escape.
So if animal-toilet interactions are so rare, why do we worry about them? Part of it has to do with the media. Every time there’s a story about a snake or rodent being found in a toilet, it makes headlines. These stories are usually sensationalized and play on our fear of the unknown.
As a result, we often overestimate the likelihood of animal-toilet interactions and think they happen more often than they actually do.
There are a few animals that are known for crawling out of toilets, but the most common ones are snakes, frogs, and rodents. Of these, snakes are by far the most likely to appear. This is because they’re good swimmers and often end up in toilets after entering homes through the sewer system.
Frogs are also common toilet-dwellers, but they typically only enter homes by mistake. Once they’re in, they have a hard time getting out again. Rodents are the least likely of the three to appear in toilets, but it can still happen on occasion.
If you’re worried about animals crawling out of your toilet, don’t be! The chances of this happening are very slim. Should you need any help with your plumbing, the Aztec Plumbing & Drains team is always here to help. Give us a call today at 239-212-0299!
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