Family and Personal Preparedness
It may be several days before responders can address the non-life-threatening safety needs of the public following an incident. The State of Wyoming recommends that you prepare for you, your family, and your pets’ needs for 96 hours (4 days) after a disaster. The State of Wyoming also recommends the following:
Albany County Public Health does not test water samples. We are able to facilitate water testing at the Wyoming Department of Public Health Laboratory. Please see the Wyoming Department of Public Health Laboratory for more details.
Radon kits can be obtained online through the Wyoming Department of Health’s Radon program.
Currently Albany County Public Health does not test nor clean up mold. Please see the below links for information regarding mold cleaning, prevention, health concerns, and basic facts.
More mold information can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency‘s page.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Mold Web site provides information on mold and health, an inventory of state indoor air quality programs, advice on assessment, cleanup efforts, and prevention of mold growth.
This CDC page offers facts about Stachybotrys chartarum.
For basic facts on mold concerns, visit the CDC FAQ’s page.
For general information on carbon monoxide, visit the CDC’s page on the basics for preparation.
Tools and Guidance
Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)– information to help states, communities, and consumers prevent and control bed bug infestations
Bed Bugs: FAQs – CDC answers to frequently asked questions about bed bugs
Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs (National Pest Management Association)- guidelines developed by industry professionals, regulators, academics, and entomologists
Bugs: Pictorial Keys to Some Species that May Bite Man – drawings of bugs (including bed bugs) from CDC’s historical Pictorial Keys to Arthropods, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals of Public Health Significance
Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs-(National Pesticide Information Center) – science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use