Rabies, Disease & Vector Control Program

Through enforcement, education and other disease prevention activities, the Rabies Disease & Vector Control Program is responsible for the following public health programs: 

Rabies Prevention

Staff conducts investigations of domestic animal bites & scratches and wildlife encounters between people and/or their pets.

Rodent Control

Staff responds to service requests regarding rodent infestations for properties that are 4 unit residences or less which are not part of an apartment complex or commercial property. 

Public Health Nuisance Complaints

Public Health Nuisance = whatever is dangerous to human life or detrimental to health.

Staff conducts investigations of complaints such as, but not limited to: properties that have rodent infestations, improperly stored garbage, junk & debris, improper bird and wildlife feeding, dog feces not cleaned up and disposed of properly. These are conditions that create rodent harborage and attract potentially dangerous nuisance wildlife. 

Arbovirus Prevention

Arbovirus = viruses transmitted by bloodsucking arthropods such as ticks, fleas, or mosquitoes.

Staff conducts investigations of complaints such as standing water- improperly maintained swimming pools and other man made containers that hold water and create mosquito harborage. 

Neighbor Notification Law

On January 1, 2008, Erie County Local Law No. 1 of 2007 went into effect. Under this local law, Erie County opted into a State law (The Neighbor Notification Law - Article 33 Title 10 of the Environmental Conservation Law) regarding the sale and use of certain lawn pesticides by:

Related Programs

Division of Environmental Health
ECDOH Building
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Map of Campus 
Phone: 716-961-6800 (For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898)
Fax: 716-961-6880
Area Served: Erie County, NY

Frequently Requested



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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