Scott County Health Department
Health Department Features
Spring...& Tick Season are Here
Spring is here! The recent warm weather brings with it tick season in Iowa. While you enjoy lots of great activites outdoors this season, remember to keep yourself and your family safe from ticks by taking these simple steps if you spend time in wooded or tall grassy areas:
- Wear a long shirt and pants
- Stay on trails when walking or hiking
- Use bug spray that has DEET in it
- Check yourself, your kids, and your pets for ticks as soon as you get back home.
For more information on preventing tick bites, signs of a tick, and removing ticks, visit: CDC: Preventing Tick Bites.
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: May 18-24
Many area pools will soon be opening for the summer! It is important to remember that when visiting public swimming pools, water parks, recreational lakes, or even in your own backyard pool or wading pool to practice healthy and safe swimming behaviors that can help keep you, your family, and other swimmers healthy.
The Scott County Health Department is committed to promoting, protecting and preserving the health of the community by providing leadership and direction as advocates for the individual, the family, the community, and the environment we serve.
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030 [ Map It ]
Phone: (563) 326-8618
Fax: (563) 326-8774
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
except on holidays