Keeping Mice at Bay
Are you noticing an increase in mice around your house or property? A mouse researcher with the CSIRO offers some practical tips on keeping them at bay, and shares the impacts a mouse plague is having on communities further north.
Steve Henry from the CSIRO told Kylie and Kev, mouse numbers are in plague proportions in parts of NSW and are devastating farming communities.
“In Northern NSW From Dubbo north, it’s pretty terrible,” Steve said.
“Farmers up there are losing their summer crops and in some cases are ploughing those crops back into the ground because the mice have just taken everything,” he said.
“Our focus now is trying to provide some advice on how to protect the winter crop that will be sewn in late April and May and so our real focus is around protecting what’s to come.”
The scientist is quick to allay fears that the mouse plague is ‘on the march’, heading south towards us.