The introduced house mouse probably came to Australia with the first fleet. Mouse plagues now erupt in the grain growing regions of Australia on average every three years, causing massive disruption to communities and losses to farmers. Mouse plagues are increasing in frequency due to changes in farming practices. It has been estimated that between 100,000 and 500,000 hectares of grain crops are affected each year and that agricultural impacts cost Australia over $35 million annually.
|Author||Pest Animal Control CRC|
|Publisher||Pest Animal Control CRC|
|Control method||Fertility Control|
|Region||Australia - national|
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