Mouse traps and bait have sold out in shops across Victoria’s Wimmera because of an influx of the pest.
Residents are complaining of an increase in mouse numbers from Ararat to the border, as well as further north in Ouyen.
Pest controller Brian Chappel says he has noticed a huge increase of pests from the start of March, with good conditions for breeding and plenty of feed around.
“We haven’t had this sort of activity for a couple of years,” he said.
“Domestic and commercial, we’re finding the same everywhere. Under normal conditions we might do a visit to a commercial property once a month, at the moment we’re going weekly.”