Tempe Meeting to give residents advice on roof rats - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

Tempe Meeting to give residents advice on roof rats

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:55 am

Tempe will give homeowners information about preventing and eradicating roof rats 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 during a meeting at Tempe History Museum Community Room, 809 E. Southern Ave.

According to a city news release, neighborhood activist and roof rat expert Barry Paceley will share his tips and tricks for tackling existing problems and preventing new ones. Roof rat bait stations will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Signs of roof rats include hallowed-out citrus fruit, rat droppings, gnawing or scratching noises around the home, damage to plastics and coverings on electrical wires, and unsettled pets.

To help control the rats, residents can drop off quality fruit from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays through March 25 at Elks Scottsdale Lodge 2148, 6398 E. Oak St., in Scottsdale. The fruit will be donated to food banks, senior centers, jails and other locations.

Residents who suspect they have roof rats should call Maricopa County Vector Control at (602) 506-6616.

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook

Twitter

EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter

Google+

EastValleyTribune.com on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs