Roof Rats

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Information on identifying and eradicating roof rats

Información en español

The city is assisting residents interested in learning more about preventing and eradicating roof rats. Residents are reminded to pick up fruit and nuts from the ground, keep garbage containers covered, keep pet waste cleaned from the yard, store bulk foods in sealed, rat-proof containers, keep pet food stored and harvest citrus promptly and completely.

People who suspect that they have roof rats should call Maricopa County Environmental Services Department at 602-506-6616 or visit