Oh Rats! Why so many when it rains?Apr 11, 2020
Recent rains have affected the horse communities of Old Agoura, Monte Nide, Malibu, Lynn Ranch, and Moorpark, etc. in more ways than one.
Our common Brown Rat (also called Norway Rat) likes to burrow in the ground near building foundations and other undisturbed structures. The rains that flood the burrows drive out the rats into warmer, dryer areas like your barn.
The best way to rid your barn of rats is to close up openings. Please never use poison as a poisoned rat will not die before being consumed by beneficial wildlife.
Poison Free Agoura created this video of wildlife in Agoura Hills, most of which feed on rats: