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Rain and heat bring out rodents and disease in Boulder County


Spring and summer are months that most people look forward to, but they can also have some negative aspects.

Skunks, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, rabbits and rodents have babies; bats begin their spring migration; and mosquitoes establish their breeding sites in standing water. This burst of life not only brings about more critters, but critters that can carry diseases such as rabies, plague, tularemia, hantavirus and West Nile virus (WNV) that can be dangerous to humans and pets.

“We’ve had another spring with plenty of rainfall and an increase in vegetation that can cause rodent and ra...

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