rats eating my tomatoes

Asked August 24, 2019, 3:43 PM EDT

i have cleaned area around home. they come over the fence and eat any tomatoes starting to ripen. help

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

This is unfortunately not an uncommon problem, especially around Eugene. There are bait boxes which only the rats can get into, but you might even consider hiring an expert here as the problem is out of hand and whole neighborhoods really need to work together for a solution. Rats also present a health problem. It is important not to leave water sources or bird feeders or pet food in accessible areas. I wish I had a one size fits all solution, but I do not.