Pest Control

Rodent-Borne Diseases

Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. Rodent-borne diseases are spread directly to humans through:

  • Bite wounds
  • Breathing in germs that may be present in rodent urine or droppings that have been stirred into the air
  • Coming in contact with surface water contaminated with rodent urine
  • Consuming food or water that is contaminated with rodent feces


Douglas County Environmental Health Services provides education and information on prevention of disease through management of disease-carrying pests: