Farmers in Australia are forced to sleep with a bed placed in buckets of water to avoid being eaten by rats while sleeping.
For months, millions of rats have been ravaging the homes of people in the eastern part of the country.
The state of New South Wales in particular has been enjoying a museum invasion of that time.
– People have been bitten in bed. Farmer Cody Brady says they were lying there biting.
The people of the state try to kill as many rats as possible, but with little help.
Two mice can produce up to 500 offspring each season.
– It destroys the social and emotional well-being of the people. Cody Brady, a farmer in New South Wales, says you’re completely exhausted.
The museum invasion has caused extensive damage to farms – millions of dollars worth of damage.
Among other things, rats eat farmers’ crops and attack grain pits.
Small rodents enter hospitals, schools and grocery stores and store their food in sealed containers.
The heavy rainfall over the eastern edge of Australia over the past six months has, among other things, created favorable conditions for rats.
Jumps above the beds
– People keep their feet in beds in buckets and pots, but rats climb on strangers on curtains and jump on the beds and bite them.
This is what another Australian grain farmer, Xavier Martin, told the newspaper Telegraph.
Several videos recently released on social media show that this is an issue in many parts of the country.
– As winter approaches, hungry rodents seek shelter in people’s homes, says professional cleaner Sue Hodge The Independent.
He recently spent his days in a small town on a four-hour drive west of Sydney.
She works to remove rats from people’s homes and removes mouse droppings from both kitchens, children’s rooms and beds.
Uses steel wool
In his own home, he has covered every corner and brass of the house with steel wool to prevent rats from crawling.
He prefers the “snap pack” model that ensures quick death.
But the problem has gotten so big that authorities in the area will use some strong mouse-killing chemicals to get rid of the rodents.
Adam Marshall, the Minister of Agriculture in New South Wales, says they have applied for emergency approval from authorities for a type of poison that is four times more potent than what is already on the market.
– We need something similar to Nabam to explode these rats,
On Thursday, a police officer said he had received 5,000 liters of poison, which is so strong that it kills rodents with a single dose.
However, it has caused concern among others, fearing that the poison could damage food crops and kill local wildlife.
– Trying to count the number of rats is like trying to count the stars in the sky, said CSIRO researcher Steve Henry, who has been described as Australia’s leading expert on mouse plague.
Plague is thought to be 800 to 1,000 rats per hectare.