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Richard Konzag uses MouseAlert to record local mouse abundance data. Image GRDC

Farmers urged to record current mouse problems.

 

It only takes 45 seconds to record current mouse problems in MouseAlert to help raise awareness about mouse problems in your local area, to help farmers take steps to protect crops.

 

Current advice: Mouse numbers are Moderate to High.

 
MouseAlert aims at keep people informed about current mouse problems, improve early warnings, predict future plagues, and help farmers to protect their crops.
 

Click here to record and view Mouse activity.

 
If you need any assistance, please E-mail mousealert@feralscan.org.au
 
Update: Moderate to High populations in Victoria and South Australia
 
High populations of mice in Victoria and South Australia - Mice are likely to cause damage at sowing.

Moderate populations of mice in Ravensthorpe and Esperance (WA), Eyre Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula (SA), Southern,
Central and Northern NSW and Darling Downs (Qld) Mice damage could occur. Mouse abundance/activity is patchy.

Advice - Growers should actively monitor mouse activity (mouse chew cards or active burrow counts). Take a walk through paddocks. 
If mouse population are high:
  • Reduce grain residues in stubbles by grazing, prickle chain, small disk chain, speed tilling if applicable to your cropping system. Baiting will be more effective when little alternative food source is available.
  • Consider application of zinc phosphide bait now and/or at sowing (within 24 hours of sowing/seeding).
  • Manage over as large area as possible to reduce the chance of re-invasion.
  • Communicate with your local bait supplier to understand supply time-frames.
     

 Read the latest Mouse Monitoring Update (April 2018) (PDF) 

Download the App

 
Simply download this App to start recording mouse activity in your local area.
 
 

When to record mouse activity

 
Recording mouse activity at key times will improve forecasts that will help early application of control to reduce the impacts of plagues. Information is particularly valuable at 3 key times in the cropping cycle.

Find out when to record mouse activity - Click here.
 

Respond early to prevent problems

Mice can cause enormous damage to crops in a very short time period. Most damage occurs during mouse plagues, however by the time a large plague is obvious, it is generally too late to do anything to stop the damage. That is why acting early (and actively recording mouse activity at key times) is very important.

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ROGERS advice - Monitor for mouse activity regularly, and bait early if you can.
 
STEVES advice - Watch for increase in numbers late winter and spring!!
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

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