At our last virtual SCCO meeting (Nov. 5, 2020) some neighbors indicated they’ve had challenges with rats on their properties recently. If you have any rodent experiences you’d like to share, including how you’ve dealt with them, please let us know in the comments. We would especially like to know if this problem seems to be worsening in Santa Clara so that we can be proactive in our response.
OSU Extension Service has some knowledge to share about dealing with unwelcome rodent pests. That information and other items can be found here: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/search?search=rats
The City of Eugene has some “Rat Education Materials,” though personally I think the rats are smart enough on their own. 😉
Here’s the city resources page: https://www.eugene-or.gov/3943/Rat-Education-Materials.
That page includes a link to this Rat Prevention & Control Brochure.