Ticks in Knox County OhioTicks are abundant in the spring and summer months and it is important to protect yourself from tick bites and reduce your risk of tick borne diseases. Ticks can be brought into the health department for identification, but are no longer tested for diseases. If you have medical concerns concerning tick-borne diseases or symptoms, see a physician. MORE >




Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in Knox County OhioBed bugs are blood feeders. Regardless of one’s hygiene, financial status or place of residence, bed bugs can infest your home. While Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, the bites from bed bugs can be problematic and their presence can be destructive and a nuisance. The Environmental Health staff can help identify bed bugs and tell you how to get rid of them. MORE >





Mosquitoes in Knox County OhioMosquitoes are not only annoying, but they present a potential health risk as carriers of disease. Eliminating mosquito habitats around your home can go a long way to reduce the mosquito population. To help with the elimination of mosquitoes, the Knox County Health Department applies an EPA-approved pesticide in areas that are prone to mosquito infestation. MORE >




Animal Bites and Rabies

Dog Bites Knox County OhioEvery year, there are about 100 animal bites reported in Knox County including bites by dogs, cats, raccoons and other animals. Many of these result in serious injuries to both children and adults including the threat of rabies. Help prevent animal bites to you, your family members, friends and neighbors and know what to do if you are bitten. MORE >





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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


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740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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