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bed_bugBed bugs

Although they are unpleasant, bed bugs are not known to carry or transmit diseases. However, it is understandable that people would be concerned when they find the bugs in their home or bites on their body. We are available to help them determine the best way to get rid of the problem and to work with landlords if necessary.  More…



Certain conditions are critical indicators of imminent danger to the healthful residential environment and present a potential health emergency.

Critical indicators may include:

  • Nonfunctional toilets
  • Water off
  • Electricity off
  • Sewer back-ups in basements
  • Sufficient trash blocking access to life-squad gurney

For their own health, occupants are not permitted to live in a dwelling that has been condemned. Occupants may choose live with a friend, relative or neighbor. HCPH may provide information about staying at a homeless shelter.

For more information call the Environmental Health Division at 513-946-7847.


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