Rats and mice continue to eat all seeds and seedlings in panaji

Earlier when seeds were sown in the soil, at least some of the seeds were germinating, and seedlings were growing. However, it now appears that the rats are eating all the seeds and seedlings in January 2018 in panaji, goa, so that it is very difficult for the seedlings to grow.
More than 15 lady finger seeds were sown, almost no seed has germinated.
While rats and mice are quick to eat beans seeds, they were earlier avoiding eating lady finger seedlings. However in 2018, the mice have become so greedy that all the seeds are being eaten by the mice