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.
Minor Pest Position
Minor Pest Firstcontent
Host Plants