The CDC Report: Diseases Indirectly Transmitted by Mice and Other Rodents Part Two

Mice and rats can make you sick through direct contact with contaminated dust, food and water. However, they can also spread diseases through indirect means. Learn more about these diseases, and get prompt help from Monmouth County pest control for any rodent problems in your NJ home.


Deer mice and voles sometimes have ticks on them that carry this parasite. Getting bitten by an infected tick can put you at risk of having babesiosis. People with weakened immune systems or serious underlying health problems can develop life-threatening complications from this disease. In milder cases, it can cause a fever, headache and other flu-like symptoms.

Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis

Deer mice, white-footed mice and dusky-footed woodrats can all put you at risk of getting this bacterial disease. Ticks that spread this disease through their bites are sometimes found on these rodents. Anaplasmosis can cause mild symptoms at first, but it can also lead to respiratory failure and other life-threatening complications.

Lyme Disease

Ticks on white-footed mice can spread this bacterial illness when they bite people. Lyme disease can cause serious and chronic health problems, especially when it is left untreated. Some of these problems include nerve damage and heart problems.

If you have rodents in your home, contact Allison Pest Control. Our Monmouth County pest control technicians have the tools and training to eliminate rodents from NJ homes.

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