Controlling Mice – Baiting Strategies

Lock farmer Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in controlling mice on his property.

The best time to bait is the day or night following the seeding operation. At this point other feed sources have partially covered and the mice haven’t discovered the seed in the ground. Where mice populations are high they tend to eat more baited grain so control levels are not as desirable as they should be.

Most damage tends to follow barley crops. Perimeter paddock baiting can be effective in light infestations, as mice will move further than originally thought.