There have been several dead rabbits near my home lately. Should this be a concern?
This may be a concern if it cannot be determined that the rabbits are being poisoned, shot, or
killed by a predator or other means. Depending on the circumstances, the Health Department
may be interested in testing the rabbits for plague or tularemia. It is important to avoid
possible flea transmission from the dead rabbits, by keeping pets away, wearing an insect
repellant and using caution when handling animal carcasses.

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1. Why doesn’t Tri-County Health Department spray for mosquitoes?
2. How do I report a problem with mosquitoes?
3. There is standing water on my neighbor’s property and it is breeding mosquitoes. What can be done?
4. Are “mosquito magnets” beneficial?
5. Prairie dogs keep coming into my yard. What do I do?
6. Isn’t it a “health hazard” when prairie dogs, rabbits, or other small mammals come into my yard?
7. I have an old shed on my property that needs to be cleaned out. Since I live in the metro area, do I really need to be concerned about Hantavirus?
8. I have seen several dead birds on my property in the last few days. What do I do?
9. I found a dead bat outside my home. Does it need to be tested for rabies?
10. There have been several dead rabbits near my home lately. Should this be a concern?
11. There is a prairie dog village next to my home, and there haven’t been any prairie dogs lately. Is this a concern?