Insects and bugs that bite, like mosquitoes and ticks, can spread diseases to humans. The most common diseases spread by bugs are West Nile Virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, and Lyme disease, which is spread by blacklegged ticks. These diseases are easily treated if you know what to look for and seek medical attention. CK Public Health works to reduce your risk of getting sick from diseases spread by bugs.
What We Do
Our public health inspectors:
- Monitor tick populations and identify areas at risk for Lyme disease
- Monitor mosquito populations and test for West Nile Virus
- Take action to prevent and control diseases spread by bugs
- Provide education to the public on preventing disease