Kaite Matilda is catching dozens of mice a day and fears an increase may soon be coming.
The Molong woman was out walking her dog Sunday afternoon when she saw a pile of wheat had been left at the T intersection of Mitchell Highway and Castle Street.
"I was shocked. I thought good grief, that's wheat and it was quite a large amount of it, more than a bag full," she said.
"That will be a huge mouse attractant, especially as there are already a lot of mice in the grass nearby.
"It's not far from businesses and it's not far from our houses. All they have to do is cross the road and they're here."
Mice have plagued the Central West these past few months and although she has done all she can to fend them off, Ms Matilda is starting to feel the mice closing in.
"My house is pretty secure and I haven't got them inside yet, but I do have them in the ceiling and I'm trying to work out how they're getting there," she said.
"Everyone around me has got them inside. They're in cupboards, they're in beds, people are pulling back blankets to find mice in bed with them. It's horrifying.
"The people in the Molong town centre are copping it a lot worse than we are out here. But then you get a dump of wheat and it's party time for the mice."
At the moment, she is catching about 30 of the rodents every day. But that number is limited by the availability of mice traps going around.
"I realise this is nothing nearly as bad as what the farmers are having to put up with, but for an older woman living on just a standard house block and in a house that is only 20 years old, it is mentally very distressing," she said.
"I only have ten traps that actually work well, although I have bought several more that do not work well at all and even a good trap doesn't work unless it is empty.
"They have to be checked, emptied and re-set constantly. I do my last check and re-set around 9.30pm, wearing a head torch."
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