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We've studied the efficacy of mouse baits under various conditions so we can give farmers the best advice to maximise crop production and support Australian businesses, families and communities battling above average mouse numbers.

We will continue our research so we can better predict mouse outbreaks more accurately, where and when they will occur and how plagues end.

Our work is aimed at reducing the impact mouse plagues have on crop production and on the people living on the land.

On this page you can access our latest mouse news, articles and multimedia.

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Dr Peter Brown

Research Scientist (HEALTH & BIOSECURITY)

Mr Steve Henry

Research Officer (HEALTH & BIOSECURITY)

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Media Advisor (Corporate Affairs)

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An active mouse burrow
Active mouse burrows are a good indication that mice are present
A mouse chew card
A mouse in wheat stubble. Credit: Peter Brown
Burning hay contaminated by mice
Mice run across the road at Come by Chance, NSW, Video by Danny Petty
Mouse in stubble
Piggery mice. Credit: Peter Brown
Get out of the car and check for signs of mice ©  ;
It can be difficult to see mice, get out of the car and look for signs of mice
Mouse damage to wheat crop
Mouse damage to wheat on ground
CSIRO researchers monitor for mice in the field
CSIRO mouse researcher, Steve Henry processing a mouse in the field

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CSIRO researcher, Steve Henry processes a mouse in the field.
Mouse run across the road at Come by Chance, NSW in the 2021 mouse plague. Video by Danny Petty

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