Rats in the Garden

Rats in the Garden

If you are growing tomatoes in your garden, you may not be the only vertebrate going for your hard earned harvest. Are rats feasting away in the garden? We have a couple resources we can share to help you reduce or prevent rat damage to your tomatoes.

Integrated Pest Management for Rats

  • Our Pest Notes: Rats has information to help you with identification, biology and IPM options.
  • This blog post provides additional information on using snap traps to catch rats and mice.
  • If you are managing a school or community garden, you can find rat management information in this blog post.

Our UC Guide Page on Tomatoes also provides cultural tips and information on managing tomato pests if you have invertebrate pests or tomato diseases.

Wishing you a bountiful harvest!



By Elaine Lander
Author - Urban & Community IPM Educator