Monroe County, NY

Housing and General Sanitation

Housing and General Sanitation

Phone: 585 753-5171

  • This comprehensive program is comprised of the following:  Rabies/Animal Bites, Lyme Disease, Rodent Control, West Nile Virus, and General Sanitation issues. See below for details on each of these activities.

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Rabies and Animal Bites

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Phone: 585 753-5171

  • Responds to reported animal bites and potential exposures, including consultation with medical personnel for follow up on post-exposure medical treatment when necessary.
  • Submits suspected animal specimens to the New York State Laboratory in Albany for rabies analysis.
  • Monitors 10-day confinement and 6-month quarantine of domestic animals involved in human contact or contact with potentially rabid animals.
  • Conducts FREE RABIES IMMUNIZATION CLINICS for dogs and cats owned by Monroe County residents (see LINK below).
  • Immunization records are maintained for animals receiving immunizations at clinics.

Informational Links and Documents

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Lyme Disease

Phone: 585 753-5171

Learn more from the New York State Department of Health Lyme Disease Fact Sheet.

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Rodent Control

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Phone: 585 753-5171

  • Investigates complaints relating to unsanitary housing conditions.
  • Enforces Monroe County Sanitary Code Article II, General Sanitation and Article IV, Habitable Buildings.
  • Investigates heating complaints and assures compliance with applicable codes.
  • Investigates rodent and insect infestation complaints.

Online Information

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West Nile Virus

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Phone: 585 753-5171

West Nile virus (WNV) is an illness transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The illness is most serious for older people. Healthy children and younger adults are at very low-risk for 'serious' WNV infection. The risk of human WNV infection increases towards the end of summer and into early Fall. Risk continues until the first frost. Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Covering exposed skin and use of insect repellent are effective at preventing bites.

More Information on West Nile Virus

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Bed Bugs

Phone:  585 753 5171

Bed bug infestations have become much more common over the past several years. While not a health problem in that they do not transmit disease, they are certainly a nuisance, and can cause considerable anxiety. Bed bugs are not as easily controlled as some other insects. We have posted several links below to very credible web sites to better assure that you utilize safe and effective approaches to eliminating bed bugs.

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