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Diseases carried by house mice

Did you know house mice carry several major diseases? Mice spread the disease to humans through direct contact with bites, saliva, feces, and urine.

Salmonella, spread by contact with rodent waste, can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and stomach cramps. If spread to pets it can kill them.

Hantavirus, like salmonella, is spread by contact with rodent urine or feces. Not just from ingestion, but also by inhaling waste stirred up from cleaning. Early symptoms are nausea, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, and dizziness. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a potentially fatal respiratory disease. There is no treatment or cure for this illness.

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Pox (Rickettsial) is carried by house mice. It is transferred by the bite of a mite that has lived on an infected mouse. Causes lesions, followed by a headache, fever, and rashes.

We can help prevent these threats by simple rodent exclusions, baiting, and trapping. 

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