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Helpful links

If you’re interested in learning more about health issues that may occur at your home, please follow these links to learn about detection, prevention and treatment of these common problems.

Radon (EPA)

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.  Find out how to test for radon in your home.

Bed Bugs (CDC)

Bed bugs are a persistent and potentially expensive nuisance. Find out how to avoid or get rid of them.

West Nile Virus (CDC)

West Nile Virus is most commonly spread by mosquito bites.  Click here to learn how to keep them away.

Rabies (CDC)

Rabies is commonly spread by animal bites.  Learn how to protect from and detect this virus.

Well Water (EPA)

15% of Americans get their water from private wells.  These are usually not tested, so it’s important to know how to keep the well clean and safe.

Mold (EPA)

Mold can occur almost anywhere and be a major health hazard.  Click to learn how to get rid of it.