Please download our rat pamphlet
Free for Jackson County residents
Limit 2 snap traps
TRAPPING AND CHEMICAL CONTROL ALONE WILL NOT RID YOUR PROPERTY OF RATS. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE (RAT PROOFING) MUST ALSO BE PRACTICED.
The District offers snap traps to the residents of Jackson county. Rat bait stations are no longer offered.
Rat infestations in Jackson County are usually associated with Norway Rats or Roof Rats. A variety of diseases are transmittable via rats and their fleas including: Bubonic Plague, Rat Bite Fever, Leptospirosis, Seoul Virus, and Salmonellosis.The National Pesticide Information Center has some great information about controlling rats and has a fact sheet about rodenticides that is very informative
Integrated Pest Management of Rats: UC Davis
This link to the CDC has information about cleaning up after rodents.