/ 21 May 2021

The best laid schemes o’ People v Mice

In a bid to curb the months-long mouse plague that continues to ravage parts of regional Australia, the NSW Government has secured 5,000 litres of one of the world’s strongest baits. They will be handed out to farmers free of charge over the coming days as part of a $50 million package to address the crisis. “This is an unprecedented plague with no blueprint on how to handle it, but we’re giving our farmers the tools they need to combat these vile vermin,” Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said. The infestation has so far caused an estimated $100 million worth of damage as mice eat their way across parts of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT. But pest experts warn the plague soon won’t just be a country problem, with millions of mice expected to arrive in Sydney by August after hitching a ride on freight vehicles. Sorry anaphylactics, but it could be time to get out the peanut butter

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