No need to worry!
This hole had to be dug, because the owner of the building had a rat problem in the drains & the hole had to be dug to get the drain professionals in to give Isca Pest Control a helping hand. They have specialist cameras to tell us where the drain problem is.
In most cases they can go straight into the main drain, but this was a much bigger problem.
It doesn’t matter where you are in Devon; Exmouth, Exeter, East Budleigh, a rat will do the same amount of damage if left too long and these rampant rodents don’t have a preferred location in the South West.
No need to panic just yet even though in recent times we have had newspaper headlines and articles such as: