Dura Tech Pest Control

Residential Integrated Pest Management Services

North Shore Boston Pest Control

Diseases & Conditions Caused by Pests

Recorded Conditions

(Possible Under Certain Conditions)

NOTE: This information is provided as a customer service and is intended to make you aware of the potential risks of pest contact with humans, pets, and livestock. It is not intended to frighten you or cause panic.  Please contact your health care professional if you have any questions about symptoms related to these (or other) diseases.

Shown are conditions that have occurred and those that may occur under favorable conditions.



Spread by

Norway Rats/Roof Rats

Murine Typhus

Rat flea bites

Norway Rats

Weils Disease

Rat urine


Rat-Bite Fever

Rat bite saliva


Rickettsial Pox

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

Parasite mites

Mouse saliva, urine, and feces

Deer Mice/White Footed Mice

Lyme Disease (from ticks)

Mouse droppings; urine; saliva
Tick bites

Ticks (Chipmunks are considered the main carrier of deer ticks, and they can also be carried by Deer Mice)

Lyme Disease


Tick bites
Bites from infected rodents, etc.


Eastern Encephalitis,
Eastern Seacoast,
West Nile Virus

Mosquito bites

Flies are a major transmitter of diseases.
Read more about flies.

Hepatitis, E. Coli, tapeworm, staph, salmonella

Contact with food, etc.

For More Information on Pest-Borne Diseases

The State of Massachusetts operates an Arbovirus Information archive. Two different arboviruses found in Massachusetts are West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE). That site discusses both.

Quarterly Residential Service

Enjoy Year-Round Pest Control

Protect yourself, your family and your home from disease and wood-destroying insects with a comprehensive, single-family home quarterly pest control service plan from Dura Tech. You'll get a service agreement that's customized to meet your specific needs.

If you're in my service area call me today!

NOTE: While most pest control services can be quoted FREE over the phone, there is a $40 service charge for an in-person inspection and estimate, which you get back if you hire me to do the work. All termite problems require an in-person inspection. Dura Tech does not conduct wood destroying insect inspections as required by HUD, VA and conventional lenders for the transfer or sale of real estate.

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Products, Equipment & Experience to Get the Job Done

Why NOT to Do it Yourself

You could expose yourself to pest-borne diseases or injury attempting to control pests yourself without the knowledge, products and equipment to get the job done right. As a licensed Massachusetts pest control operator:

  • I have access to products home centers don't sell.

  • I know what pests eat and where they live.

  • I know what's safe and what's not safe.

  • I know how to get and KEEP annoying pests under control.

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