DAY BY DAY: Hickory, dickory, dock, the mice are sure to flock

DIGGING IN: We can expect to see a larger-than-usual number of mice.

DIGGING IN: We can expect to see a larger-than-usual number of mice.

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.

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