Isn’t it a “health hazard” when prairie dogs, rabbits, or other small mammals come into my yard?
The only concern of a “health hazard” with apparently healthy, mobile small mammals is that
of potential flea transmission between the animal and you or your pet. It is important to
inspect your pets regularly for fleas and treat them accordingly. This is also one of many
reasons why humans should wear insect sprays when outdoors.

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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?