Monthly Archives: June 2019

White Footed Mice & Lyme disease

White-footed mice are the primary reservoir for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.  Ticks, in the larvae stage, most commonly have their first blood meal from the white-footed mouse.  Once a tick has fed on an infected mouse, the tick can then carry the bacteria and infect people or pets, causing disease. The abundance of… Read more »