Farmers offered $100 million ‘mouse-killer’ discount to ward off rodent infestation wreaking havoc in NSW
Farmers offered $100 million ‘mouse-killer’ discount to ward off wretched rodent infestation – after securing 5,000 liters of ‘mouse napalm’ chemicals
- Farmers in New South Wales have been hit by a mouse infestation for months
- The mice stink of farms, houses and crops causing destruction crop
- The government has secured 5,000 liters of ‘mouse napalm’ to tackle the problem
- They’re also now offering $100 million in discounts for another type of gif
Farmers in New South Wales are getting a 50 percent discount on their purchase of zinc phosphide – which is already tax deductible – up to $10,000.
Agriculture Secretary Adam Marshall said in a statement that the government also invested $5 million to help transport zinc phosphide to Australia.
It comes after the NSW government secured 5,000 liters of the anticoagulant and super-potent mouse killer bromadiolone – known as mouse napalm – last month.
This was enough to process about 95 tons of grain and would be provided to farmers for free once federal authorities approve its use.
The chemical can kill mice within 24 hours of consumption.
Pictured: A pile of dead mice on a New South Wales farm. Farmers abandon some paddocks and can no longer delay sowing winter crops, industry heads said
That measure was part of an earlier $50 million government package to help farmers and regional cities suppress mouse numbers.
As part of that scheme, affected rural households are eligible for discounts of up to $500 and small businesses can claim up to $1,000.
NSW farmers who live where they work can also claim discounts of up to $1,000 on mouse bait, traps, and cleaning supplies.
Mice have been running rampant through much of inland NSW and parts of southern Queensland since last year, destroying crops and causing significant damage to tons of stored hay and grain.
The shocking math behind the mouse life cycle is one of the main reasons why the mouse infestation sweeping the eastern states of Australia is so terrifying.