IN news sure to be unsettling for some, experts are warning a massive number of mice are likely to make their presence known in the coming weeks and months.
Landholders and residents have been warned by the CSIRO – which has been surveying mouse activity for Grains Research and Development Corporation project MouseAlert – to be aware of increased mice activity.
Pest control expert Brett Randal said while increased activity at this time is normal, they are “running hot with the rodents this year.”
Fears of a plague have been growing after last year’s bumper harvest produced ample food and shelter, followed by a mild summer.
Mr Randal said numbers are higher than average.