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Roof Rats

Roof rats are very common throughout the Coachella Valley. These pests get their name due to their superb climbing abilities – they can scale the sides of your home with surprising ease – and can be easily identified due to their dark brown or black color and impressive 12- to 18-inch length. Roof rats like to feed on grapefruit, lemon, orange, olive, fig, and pomegranate trees and they typically feed at night. They’re a nuisance not only because they can cause property damage but also because they can carry and spread fleas and disease.