Community reminded about safe baiting of mice

EPA

Recent reports of increased mouse numbers in regional communities have NSW farmers on high alert and ready to take swift action after last year’s devastating mouse plague.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) understands the community want to act quickly to protect their properties and families if mouse numbers increase but warn baiting should be done with care.

EPA Executive Director Regulatory Operations Carmen Dwyer said some people may have already started mouse baiting to get numbers under control ahead of the breeding season in Spring.

“We’ve seen the advice that farmers should monitor and act but anyone baiting should ensure they are doing it safely and correctly. Be vigilant and take care to follow the directions on the label,” Ms Dwyer said.

“Misusing baits can put your family, neighbours, pets and wildlife at risk – especially the practice of mixing and blending pesticides.”

All pesticide users should only use the recommended amount of bait and think carefully about where they are placed.

Anyone with a concern, knowledge of an incident involving pesticide misuse, or seeking

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