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Minor Pest Description:
Rodents, mainly the black rat (Bandicota bengalensis), also damage stored seeds.
Minor Pest What to do.:
- Traps can be set but care must be taken to ensure they are placed in locations where livestock and children will not interfere or get hurt by them.
- In areas of Tanzania farmers reported spreading the leaves of the local shrub 'intwinti' as a repellent.
- In Western Kenya a mixture of cow dung and pepper is made, placed in the burrows and then burnt to smoke the rodents out.
- Do not kill mongoose, snakes, owls and other birds as they are very good predators of rats.
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