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Roof Rat Information. These rats tend to live in attics and on roofs, chew through home wiring and live on the fruit found in many yards around the Valley. Sections of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Glendale have discovered a type of rat in their neighborhoods which is causing damage to homes.


Maricopa County

Roof Rat Resources. What You Can Do To Prevent and Control Rats. Control of Roof Rats in Fruit Trees. Roof Rat Control around Homes.



Roof rats are strongly arboreal and travel along power lines to trees, oleanders, vines and roofs. They can climb up brick walls and other rough surfaces. They can jump 2 feet straight up and 4 feet horizontally (double the horizontal distance if they are jumping from a height).


Paradise Valley

Roof Rats” (also known as “black rats”) are Old World (Europe and Asia) urban dwelling rats that are not native to Arizona.



Peoria is not known as a city that has a roof rat issue; however, it can happen in some neighborhoods. Though roof rats are not a general concern in our community, they can be transported unknowingly from other infected communities. Below is some information which will help you deter these rodents before they become an issue.



Roof Rats (Rattus rattus), sometimes called black rats, are aerial, very agile climbers and usually live and nest above ground in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation such as ivy.



What are common signs of roof rat activity? Visual sightings on power lines, trees, bushes, patios, etc. Hollowed out citrus and other fruit.