In an attempt to battle the mouse plague, farmers are brainstorming ideas to build innovative and effective mouse traps. In an elaborate innovation, a chemical drum with the lid lopped off, an empty wine bottle, duct tape, a pair of old jeans and a slathering of peanut butter are being used to trap mouses. Once these items are assembled together it should help to effectively eradicate the mouses that are plaguing the farmers. In fact, these novel traps are actually working extremely well for the farmers. This especially helps in places where mice are densely found.
Farmers are stating that the traps are primarily based on the condiments that are being used. Whereas some personnel like using peanut butter, others have also resorted to using Nutella. Apart from utilizing edible items, many have also successfully attempted to use the deadly mixture of cement powder and sugar.
It is estimated the plague has cost NSW grain growers more than $1 billion in damage to winter crops, prompting the State Government to announce a $100 million support package for landowners. Earlier this week, it was revealed hundreds of inmates at Wellington Correctional prison will need to be evacuated after mice chewed through ceilings and internal wiring.