Is this a Minor Pest?:
Minor Pest Title:
Rats (Rattus spp.)
Minor Pest Description:
Every 5-6 years there are explosions in rat population size, mainly attacking food crops and sugarcane.
Minor Pest What to do.:
- Do not kill mongoose, snakes, owls and other birds as they are very good predators of rats.
- Some farmers dig a deep ditch around the perimeter of their field to deter rodents from digging tunnels straight into their fields.
- In Western Kenya a mixture of cow dung and pepper is made, placed in the burrows and then burnt to smoke the rodents out.
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