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Yep, rats eat citrus. As a member of The Urban Farmers organization, harvesting
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Posted to Thread #30285 at 1:22 pm on May 15, 2018
excess backyard fruit for donation to the needy, I saw what rats can do to citrus. In this area it's primarily Norway rats and roof rats.
In my yard they haven't touched the lemons but they're quite fond of the figs, plums and peaches (buggers!).
At the link are images of citrus hollowed out by rats.
Other messages in this thread:
- 30285. I am loathe to return an empty plate. What can I make to put on it that’s diabetic friendly? - MariaDNoCA - 1:33am on 05/13/18 (19)
- Does this person lean toward sweets or savory? My MIL was diabetic and always kept peanut butter - MarilynFL - 12:27pm on 05/13/18
- A nice vine ripe heirloom tomato or two? Small sugar free jam? [NT] - Charley - 5:39pm on 05/13/18
- Blanched or grilled asparagus rolled up in prosciutto, roast beef or any thinly-sliced... - Michael in Phoenix - 10:07pm on 05/13/18
- Roasted nuts? [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 2:07pm on 05/14/18
- Lemons from your tree. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 2:52pm on 05/14/18
- Hi Pat ! [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 3:56pm on 05/14/18
- <waving> Hello neighbor. So nice to see you. I hope retirement is treating you well. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 11:14pm on 05/14/18
- Can’t you believe she has a Meyer lemon and hates them? She throws them away [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 2:39am on 05/15/18
- Also, first time ever rats are eating the lemons. Several neighborhoods are having this problem - MariaDNoCA - 2:41am on 05/15/18
- Yep, rats eat citrus. As a member of The Urban Farmers organization, harvesting [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 1:22pm on 05/15/18
- With all the historical citrus orchards in Phoenix, we have a really bad problem with roof rats. [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 5:33pm on 05/15/18
- Yikes. Sorry to hear that, Michael. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 9:26pm on 05/15/18
- Yep, rats eat our oranges regularly. And Aside: did you know ducks love lemons. . . - mistral - 6:58pm on 05/16/18
- NOOOO!!!! that is horrifying [NT] - Heather_in_SF - 10:14pm on 05/15/18
- oh man...I've never heard of that in FL and there are orange trees everywhere...even wild stock. [NT] - MarilynFL - 2:09pm on 05/16/18
- when we lived in the Sonoran Desert... - pmassell_93 - 9:15pm on 05/16/18
- Lemon Mourning... - Richard in Cincy - 9:28pm on 05/19/18
- :-( [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 3:40am on 05/20/18
- Thanks these are all great ideas! [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 2:39am on 05/15/18