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NSW Health advice

When removing dead mice or working in areas where mice have been, NSW Health recommends that you

  • wear gloves and clothes that cover bare skin
  • Use a broom, rake or dust pan to collect dead animals
  • after completing the clean-up, wash your hands with soap and dry them.

Read NSW Health advice on Staying healthy during a mouse plague.

Assistance for farmers buying zinc phosphide


Primary producers will be able to claim a rebate for buying the mouse control chemical zinc phosphide ahead of spring.

Households, small businesses and primary producers


Households, small businesses and primary producers will be able to apply for grants to help manage the cost of baiting.

Emergency relief for grain farmers


Broadacre crop farmers will have access to free treatment of grain for use as mouse bait on the perimeter of paddocks.

Protecting your health during a mouse plague


Mice may carry infections that can spread to humans. Learn about how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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