Despite generally low numbers of mice around South Australia, the Yorke Peninsula along with the Northern Adelaide Plains and Western Eyre Peninsula have been warned to stay on alert over the Autumn and Winter months.
As mice breed through Summer and Autumn, peak mice population numbers are likely for the months of April and May, right at the time of sowing winter crops.
Biosecurity management recommendations include; walking through paddocks and monitoring activity, removing all food scraps and baiting six weeks ahead of sowing.
For advice on mouse control specific to your location and situation, contact your local agronomist.
Using poison baits: Biosecurity SA Rural Chemicals Operations
Phone: 1300 799 684
Email: [email protected]