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Animal & Insects

Animals Program
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Mon - Fri

Contact
Phone: (614) 645-6134
Fax: (614) 645-7155

Mosquito/Insect Control
7:45 am - 4:45 pm 
Mon - Fri

Complaints - 311
(614)645-3111

Contact
(614) 645-8191

Health@columbus.gov

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Inquiries and complaints related to animals and insects from residents for locations within the city of Columbus and Worthington.

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Report a bite or scratch by completing this form or calling 614-645-7288.
Animal bites can be dangerous.  Learn more.  Some animals can even transmit rabies through a bite.  If you or someone you know has been bitten, please report the incident.

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For enforcement of housing code issues, including pest control: City of Columbus: 614-645-3111 or Franklin County: 614-462-3160.
Bed bugs bite people, but are not known to transmit any human diseases. They can, however, cause itching, skin rashes, and distress. - learn more

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Prevent Lyme disease and know what to do if you get a tick bite. Learn more.

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Fleas are small bugs that can possibly transmit diseases and parasites to animals and humans. Learn more.

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Report a complaint to 311 or (614) 645-3111 or using the 311 online form.
A dangerous animal is any animal that is a danger to the health, welfare and safety of the public and presents a risk of serious physical harm to persons, animals or property as measured by infectious disease status, viciousness, or poisonous status.

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Report a complaint to 311 or (614) 645-3111 or using the 311 online form.
Special permits are required to keep many farm and exotic animals in Columbus.  Learn more.

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Report a complaint to 311 or (614) 645-3111 or using the 311 online form.
Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases to people when they bite. Learn more.

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Report a complaint to 311 or (614) 645-3111 or using the 311 online form.

Visit the Rat Control Program page to learn more about how to get rid of rats in your area.

Learn more.