Healthy Homes

We want to make sure our community is knowledgeable about issues that can affect your health within your home. Living in a healthy home can protect you and your family. 

Healthy homes start with recognizing issues that could affect your health. You should educate yourself on issues that can occur within your home. These may include:

Property Standards and Structural Housing Issues

If you need assistance for property standard or structural housing issues, please call the building department in your municipality.

Septic Systems 

Please note that our Health Unit is no longer responsible for the approval of septic system installations. You should contact the municipality where the septic system is located. If you need septic system records between the years of 1973 and 2007, please contact us at 519-258-2146 ext. 3151.

Check out this section for information related to healthy homes.

More about Keeping Your Home Healthy

Bats & Rabies

Bats are animals that are known to carry diseases. Once in your home, they pose a risk to the health of you and your family. In Ontario, bats are one of the most common animals that can spread the rabies virus.

Mosquito Safety

Mosquitoes are small insects belonging to the fly family. Mosquitoes usually lay 100-400 eggs at a time in still water. The female mosquito is the one that bites, as she needs blood to make her eggs. A mosquito bite usually results in a reaction including swelling, redness, and itchiness, and can vary from mild to severe.