Citrus Drop Off ProgramSeasonal Citrus Drop-off Program available to area residents.
Annual program helps control roof rat population.
Each January through March, Scottsdale and Phoenix Arcadia residents join forces to remove citrus from area properties to help control the roof rat population.
For 6 years, the program is held at the Elk's BPOE Scottsdale Lodge parking lot, 6398 E. Oak St. In addition, volunteers on site provide information about rodent eradication, home-proofing, landscape care and Personal Use Bait Stations (PUBS) – used to house rodenticide.
During that time, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Department (MCSO) packages quality fruit which is donated to Arizona Indian Reservation communities, local food banks, senior homes and the MCSO jail system.
For more information about this program or roof rat mitigation, residents should contact the Arcadia NEIGHBORtoNEIGHBOR Campaign at (602) 273-0435, www.roofrat.net or the City of Scottsdale at (480) 312-3111, www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/health/roofrats/general.asp.
To report a rat or for answers to health or safety questions, contact Maricopa County Vector Control at www.maricopa.gov/envsvc or (602) 506-6616.