Plagues follow drought, fire and flood

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AS IF drought wasn’t enough, farmers are now struggling with burgeoning plagues – everything from mice and locusts to rabbits and feral pigs.

But at least a shortage of mouse bait experienced in several Central West areas last week is now over.

“We’re back on deck with bait,” said Central West Livestock Health and Pest Authority senior ranger, Lisa Thomas, Dubbo.

Central, western and north-western areas from Dubbo to the Queensland border are experiencing pest problems, some in near plague proportions.

Ms Thomas said mice populations were high right across the Central West and western regions.

“They’re all the way up to Coonamble and north, and Nyngan people are having problems as well.”

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