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Mold:

Mold is not regulated.
For more information, please go to these links:
epa.gov/mold
cdc.gov/mold
KSU Extension Mold (k-state.edu) KSU phone is 620-662-2371 
KS Landlord Association TENANTS HANDBOOK 
KS Legal Aid - locally 620-694-2855 or 1-800-723-6953

Radon:

KDHE Radon program Kansas Radon | KDHE, KS 1-800-693-5343

Food Safety and Hotel Lodging:

Complaints and inquires, go to Kansas Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and Lodging (ks.gov)  785-564-6700

Recycling:

Reno County Landfill 620-694-2586 Recycling Information | Reno County, KS - Official Website (renogov.org) or your local waste provider.

Air Quality:

Air | KDHE, KS - KDHE South Central office 316-337-6020

Lead Poisoning:

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention | KDHE, KS at or 785-296-1207, refer to your patient's doctor, or call the Reno County Health Department 
at 620-694-2900

KDHE Water Pollution Permits:

Public notice to renew permits--Water | KDHE, KS

Bed Bugs:

Bed bugs are not regulated.
epa.gov/bedbugs
cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs
Kansas Lodging Complaints agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/report-a-complaint
Refer to a pest control operator if you need assistance, or possibly contact the United Way of Reno County, 620-669-9329.

Animal Bites:

Call their primary care physician, the Reno County Health Department at 620-694-2900, and the local police department.  

Animal Breeders:

Licensed Animal Facilities (ks.gov)  or 785-564-6700

Animal Neglect: 

Local authority if located within city limits, if located in the county call 911. 

Animal Waste:

Large animals - KDHE livestock waste management, South Central office 316-337-6020

Request for County Records:

Go to Reno County website: Request For County Records

Public Water and Public Wastewater Complaints:

Contact your local water or wastewater supplier or the KDHE South central office 316-337-6020.

Prevent Back Injuries:

Back Injury Prevention (PDF)

Head Lice:

Head Lice Question and Answers (PDF)
Head Lice Question and Answers - Spanish (PDF)


What are head lice and how are the spread?

Head lice are very small bugs called parasites that can infest the hair on the human head. Head lice are spread through direct contact with anyone who has head lice or by indirect contact such as the sharing of personal items contaminated with lice or their eggs. 

What are the signs of head lice and how is it treated?

The symptoms of head lice are itching of the head and the back of the neck, possible swelling in the lymph glands of the neck and/or in the armpit area, and in more severe cases, muscle aches or fever may occur. Upon observation, oval shaped white, gray, or light brown colored nits may be seen attached to the individual hairs close to the hair shaft. There should be no confusing them with dandruff since they cannot be easily removed. There may be scratch marks or open sores seen on the scalp. The actual lice are very tiny and may be seen as black or rust colored dots that cling to the base of the hairs. Use of a magnifying glass makes them easier to see.



Mold:

Mold is not regulated.
For more information, please go to these links:
epa.gov/mold
cdc.gov/mold
KSU Extension Mold (k-state.edu) KSU phone is 620-662-2371 
KS Landlord Association TENANTS HANDBOOK 
KS Legal Aid - locally 620-694-2855 or 1-800-723-6953

Radon:

KDHE Radon program Kansas Radon | KDHE, KS 1-800-693-5343

Food Safety and Hotel Lodging:

Complaints and inquires, go to Kansas Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and Lodging (ks.gov)  785-564-6700

Recycling:

Reno County Landfill 620-694-2586 Recycling Information | Reno County, KS - Official Website (renogov.org) or your local waste provider.

Air Quality:

Air | KDHE, KS - KDHE South Central office 316-337-6020

Lead Poisoning:

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention | KDHE, KS at or 785-296-1207, refer to your patient's doctor, or call the Reno County Health Department 
at 620-694-2900

KDHE Water Pollution Permits:

Public notice to renew permits--Water | KDHE, KS

Bed Bugs:

Bed bugs are not regulated.
epa.gov/bedbugs
cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs
Kansas Lodging Complaints agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/report-a-complaint
Refer to a pest control operator if you need assistance, or possibly contact the United Way of Reno County, 620-669-9329.

Animal Bites:

Call their primary care physician, the Reno County Health Department at 620-694-2900, and the local police department.  

Animal Breeders:

Licensed Animal Facilities (ks.gov)  or 785-564-6700

Animal Neglect: 

Local authority if located within city limits, if located in the county call 911. 

Animal Waste:

Large animals - KDHE livestock waste management, South Central office 316-337-6020

Request for County Records:

Go to Reno County website: Request For County Records

Public Water and Public Wastewater Complaints:

Contact your local water or wastewater supplier or the KDHE South central office 316-337-6020.

Prevent Back Injuries:

Back Injury Prevention (PDF)

Head Lice:

Head Lice Question and Answers (PDF)
Head Lice Question and Answers - Spanish (PDF)


What are head lice and how are the spread?

Head lice are very small bugs called parasites that can infest the hair on the human head. Head lice are spread through direct contact with anyone who has head lice or by indirect contact such as the sharing of personal items contaminated with lice or their eggs. 

What are the signs of head lice and how is it treated?

The symptoms of head lice are itching of the head and the back of the neck, possible swelling in the lymph glands of the neck and/or in the armpit area, and in more severe cases, muscle aches or fever may occur. Upon observation, oval shaped white, gray, or light brown colored nits may be seen attached to the individual hairs close to the hair shaft. There should be no confusing them with dandruff since they cannot be easily removed. There may be scratch marks or open sores seen on the scalp. The actual lice are very tiny and may be seen as black or rust colored dots that cling to the base of the hairs. Use of a magnifying glass makes them easier to see.



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