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#TECHNOTIPS: September is Anti-Rat Campaign Month
by Catheryn Villorente - Friday, 3 September 2021, 10:29 AM
 
anti-rat campaignSeptember is Anti-Rat Campaign Month. Declared by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 179, s. 1955, this annual campaign aims to promote concerted efforts to bring rat infestation under control, especially as rats are considered the most destructive agricultural pest in the Philippines.

To prevent rodent infestation in farmlands, practicing dry land preparation is essential. This minimizes the presence of golden apple snails and weeds that serve as alternate food of rats.

Likewise, spillages must be cleaned up straight away and disposed as it is imperative to deny rodents access to food. (Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank; Farmers Weekly UK)

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