The Government of New South Wales has announced the availability of rebates for billing households and small businesses affected by the murine plague.
As part of the government’s $ 150 million mouse control program, eligible households will pay up to $ 500 for mouse food, traps, and cleaning agents purchased after February 1, 2021, SMEs. Can charge up to $ 1,000.
“These rodents not only affected farmers and crops, but also caused tragedy for homes and businesses throughout the region,” said Deputy Prime Minister. John Barrymore said.. “The fight against this plague comes with financial losses, and the rebate is returning money to the pockets of hard-working families and business owners.
Households and businesses receive a rebate only once, so Barillaro said he advised anyone who spent close to the maximum available to be billed as soon as possible.
New South Wales Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall may be eligible to charge up to $ 1,000 for primary producers who lived where they worked to support the cost of protecting their facilities. said.
“Farmers know how to protect their crops and are ready to cope with the potential mouse surge as they approach the spring harvest. This rebate also helps protect their homes,” Marshall said. Stated.
“By the end of the month, primary producers will be able to claim a 50% rebate through the Regional Assistance Department for the purchase of zinc phosphide-based food.”
NSW Farmers previously called on the government to provide a 50% rebate of up to $ 25,000 for zinc phosphide diets, stating that this is the “easiest, safest and most timely” support for farmers. I did.
The murine plague has affected Australia since September 2020, causing widespread devastation of crops, vehicles and homes.
The Government of New South Wales had previously secured 5,000 liters of bromadiolone, one of the world’s strongest rodent pesticides, and expected approval for the use of this chemical before distributing it to farmers.
However, on June 23, the Australian Department of Agricultural Veterinary Medicine (APVMA) Rejected state government urgent application To use “napalm-like poison” on mice.
“APVMA’s main concern is environmental safety, especially with regard to mouse-eating animals,” said Lisa Croft, CEO of APVMA.