News > Mice plague hits Australia, farmers pin hope on banned poison from India
Mice plague hits Australia, farmers pin hope on banned poison from India
Hindustan Times | 30/05/2021 08:20 AM | Click to read full article
Thousands of the tiny rodents are swarming in the rural communities of New South Wales in Australia, leading to the worst outbreak of plague in decades.
The crisis has prompted the New South Wales government to order 5000 litres of the banned poison Bromadiolone from India. "It’s actually the strongest mouse poison we can get anywhere on the face of the earth that actually will kill these things within 24 hours," said Adam Marshall, the state’s agriculture minister.