I think I have bedbugs (cockroaches, other insects, spiders, other pests) in my home. Can the Health Department come out and exterminate them?

The Erie County Department of Health does not make inspections to identify or exterminate any type of insects or other pests involved in an infestation. 

Information on common household infestations

If extermination is needed, occupants or property owners should hire a licensed professional exterminator, also known as a Pesticide Applicator, to identify the cause of an infestation and determine the best way to get rid of the problem.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation operates the certification program for Pesticide Applicators. Click here for information regarding this program and to search for licensed professionals near you.

Related ECDOH Programs

  • Erie County operates a Rodent Control Program for Erie County residents and property owners in 1, 2, 3 and 4 unit properties. The program provides inspection and extermination service for rodents only. 

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Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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