Insect & Vector Control

Amanda Lahners, REHS/RS,

Sandra Deausy MD.,
Health Officer

Health Board Memebers

Annabella Juhasz, MD-President

Patrick Dorroh, DVM, Vice-President

Mark Nelson, MD

Georgetta Manning-Cox, DDS

Ali Laun

Lauren Arnold

La Porte County Health Department

La Porte Office

809 State Street, Suite 401A
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808 Ext. 2200 or 219-325-5563

Fax: 219-325-8628

Michigan City Office


La Porte County Health Department has a vector control program. We monitor for West Nile Virus throughout the summer in coordination with the Indiana State Department of Health.

Mosquito traps are strategically placed throughout the county. Twice weekly during the summer months traps are set out to attract mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are collected the following day and submitted to the Indiana State Department of Health for testing of West Nile Virus.


The links and resources below will guide you through identifying, fighting, and ridding your household of a bed bug infestation.

Bed Bugs:School Guidance for Management of Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs:Quick Relief Guide for Tenants and Homeowners
Bed Bugs:Biology, Detection, Avoidance, and Control
VA Fact Sheet Medical Facilities

Purdue Univ. Bed Bug IPM

Please visit our Facebook page at for informational training videos on the identification, biology, and inspection of bed bugs that were presented at our bed bug conference in 2011.

If you are interested in learning more about Insects and Rodents, please visit the National Environmental Health Association’s e-Learning website at for more quality videos, courses and programs sponsored by the Center For Disease Control (CDC). Continuing Education Credits are available for most programs.

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