WOODRATS

Terrell P. SalmonEastern Woodrat (Neotoma floridana)
 Wildlife Extension Specialist
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries
and Conservation Biology
University of California
Davis, California 95616

W. Paul Gorenzel
Staff Research Associate
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries
and Conservation Biology 
University of California
Davis, California 95616                                                Fig. 1. Eastern woodrat, Neotoma floridana

Additional Woodrat Control Info

 

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion

Woodrats can be permanently excluded from buildings.

Cultural Methods

Not generally useful.
Trim lower branches of citrus trees.

Repellents

None are registered or considered effective at this time.

Toxicants

Anticoagulants (registered in some states).
Zinc phosphide (registered in some states).

Fumigants

Not useful.

Trapping

Rat snap trap.
Cage and box traps.
Burrow-entrance traps.
Glue boards.

Shooting

Limited usefulness.

Other Control Methods

Destruction of dens.

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage 1994

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

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