Reducing the frequency and severity of mouse plagues


Widespread mouse plagues in Australia were reported as early as 1900 and they have occurred on average once every 4 years since then. Mouse plagues can have dramatic agricultural, environmental and sociological impacts. This publications describes the monitoring and management options to reduce the frequency and severity of mouse plagues.

The topics include:

  • Origin and distribution
  • Characteristics
  • Food
  • Water
  • Reproduction
  • Plagues
  • Behaviour
  • Predators
  • Disease
  • Implacts
  • Strategic management
  • Control techniques


Primefact 1547 First Edition

Published: May 2017