Rodents

What Diseases Are Carried by New Jersey Mice?


When you have a mouse problem in your home, there’s more at risk than your food. Mice carry diseases that can make you and your family sick. Find out more about these diseases, and don’t hesitate to hire a Tom’s River NJ mouse exterminator right away.

Hantavirus

Deer mice and white-footed mice carry this virus, which you can catch from breathing in dust from contaminated droppings or urine. This disease can cause mild symptoms early on and more severe symptoms in later stages. In some cases, hantavirus can be fatal. Early symptoms typically include muscle aches, fever and fatigue.

Leptospirosis

Mice can spread this bacterial illness by contaminating drinking water and food with their urine. Leptospirosis can cause symptoms that range from mild to potentially life-threatening. For some individuals, it can take months to fully recover.

Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis

House mice carry LCM and can spread it through contaminated urine or droppings. This neurological disease can cause serious symptoms in some individuals, such as nerve damage. However, LCM is rarely fatal.

Salmonellosis

Mice can spread this bacterial illness by contaminating drinking water and food. This illness can cause severe symptoms in some people and require hospitalization, especially in older individuals.

If mice are in your home, it’s important to have a Tom’s River NJ mouse exterminator over. Contact Allison Pest Control to learn more about our rodent control services, so you can keep your family safe.

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