Wild rodents (chipmunks, squirrels, mice, rats, muskrats) and rabbits are well-adapted to living in urban, suburban, and rural environments. In addition, many types of rodents have become popular "pocket" pets (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs) along with domestic rabbits and hedgehogs. These animals can harbor diseases that can make people sick. Wild rodents also serve as the reservoir for many vectorborne diseases (diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes) such as babesiosis, typhus, Lyme disease, Powassan virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, to name a few.
Symptoms : Symptoms may include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, headache, loss of appetite, joint pain.
Causes : Caused by bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection.
Treatment : Treatment includes medications such as antibiotics, anti-parasitics, therapy, and self care measures.
Vector-Borne diseases can be prevented in the following ways:
Some fleas carry pathogens that can cause human disease, including:
Please take your own precautions to care for your family by taking as many of these prevention measures as possible.
Spring is coming and it’s time to enjoy our parks with our fellow neighbors! We have many fun neighborhood events planned for 2023, but the community events team needs YOU!!
We are looking for volunteers to co-chair our Annual Easter Egg Hunt in April and our Adult Mixers (spring and fall)this year. Our previous chairs have detailed plans to share! Grab a friend or two and help plan!
We can’t have these events without you!!
If you are interested in leading one of these events or getting involved with community events, please email Kelley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Co-ed Volleyball
The volleyball court located at Desert Ivy Park is reserved every Sunday from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM for the Green Trails adult co-ed volleyball league. If you are a Green Trails resident and are interested in participating, please contact Alison Fitzgerald at Alison.L.Fitzgerald@gmail.com.
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