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Sanitary Nuisances

Citrus County Health Department


The Environmental Health Section investigates alleged nuisance complaints and initiates enforcement action against those entities responsible. Typical nuisances addressed by the health department include, but are not limited to, failing septic systems, sewage leaks, the keeping of diseased animals which pose a threat to human health, and the creation, maintenance, or causing of any condition capable of breeding flies and mosquitoes.

Sanitary nuisances should be reported to the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County as soon as possible so that they may be addressed in a timely manner. However, if there is a potential for injury to any person or property please contact local law enforcement.

Zika

The type of mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika live in Citrus County. Zika is a disease spread to humans by infected mosquitos that can cause severe birth defects when a pregnant woman is infected. In order to prevent Zika from spreading in the county, it is extremely important to prevent mosquitos from breeding in areas where people live, work, and play. These mosquitoes breed in small amounts of standing water and they can breed in as small a space as a bottle cap full of water.

Please dump any standing water yards like buckets, dog bowls, pot saucers, and rain gauges daily to prevent mosquito breeding in yards and report any discarded tires to the Florida Department of Health or Citrus County Mosquito Control District-(352) 527-7478. Ask neighbors to do the same, and report instances of possible mosquito breeding to the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County or to the Citrus County Mosquito Control District.