In recent years bed bugs have made a resurgence throughout the U.S. Based on reports from local health departments and pest control operators, bed bug infestations have been found in hotels, nursing homes, public housing, apartment complexes, moving vans, jails, furniture rental stores, dormitories and other multi-unit dwellings as well as in single-family homes.
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How do they spread?
Direct contact: Head-to-head contact
Indirect contact: Sharing personal items such as combs, brushes, scarves, hats and coats, "dress-up" clothes, head phones, stuffed animals, and shared surfaces, i.e. sleeping mats
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness does not support a "no nit" policy.
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Protect yourself from West Nile
In late summer and early fall mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile virus. Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are endemic to Louisville. You can help to guard against West Nile by wearing insect repellant if you’re going outdoors and by removing sources of standing water on your property where disease carrying mosquitoes can breed.
Information on how to protect yourself, your home and your pets from West Nile virus can be found here.
For questions or complaints abour mosquitoes contact us at 574-6650 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.