The problem of rats in sugar cane fields has been seen for a long time and they cause heavy damage where sugar cane is grown. The actual amount of damage done by rats is small, but the destruction they cause is large. The rats feed through the rind of the cane stalk and eat the soft juicy and sweet tissues inside. Farmers have to ensure the weed-free soil to control them. Spray regularly. Use natural predators like hawks in the field. The Use of zinc phosphide tablets is also helpful.