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09 January

Mice and Rat Complaints Up on Long Island

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Repeat after me: It’s NOT ok to allow mice and other rodents to live in your home!

While it’s no secret that rats & mice carry diseases,  you might be surprised to find out which ones.  You can say that these diseases will never strike you but rare cases do occur on Long Island.

Suburban Exterminating can help you get rid of your mice problems. We also help to prevent future problems by identifying & sealing entry points.  And you’ll get advice on other simple ways to prevent infestations. Rodents, particularly rats and mice, can squeeze through small holes and gnaw to gain entry. Rodents also are prolific. In one year, mice may have five to 10 litters of usually five or six young each.

Mice, Rats and other Rodents Spread Disease

These diseases are spread directly by rodents:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
    Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Plague
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • South American Arenaviruses (Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Sabiá-associated hemorrhagic fever, Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever)
  • Tularemia collapsed

And these diseases are spread indirectly by ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent:

  • Babesiosis
  • Colorado Tick Fever
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  • Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
  • La Crosse Encephalitis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Murine Typhus
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Powassan Virus
  • Scrub Typhus
  • Rickettsialpox
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Sylvatic Typhus
  • West Nile Virus

See our complete list of rodents living on Long Island.

Thanks to Center for Disease Control  (the CDC) website compiling this list of rodent diseases.


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