Mobile Home Parks
This program includes approximately 5,500 mobile home parks, lodging and recreational vehicle parks, and recreational camps in Florida. The objective of this program is to minimize the risk of injury and illness in this residential environment. The objective is accomplished through routine inspections of these parks and camps ensuring the residents' risks for disease from an environmental origin are minimized. The inspections focus on the following: 1) proper sewage disposal to minimize the risk of diseases such as hepatitis, salmonella, and shigella; 2), safe drinking water to minimize the risks of diseases such as giardia and cryptosporidium; 3) safe solid waste collection and disposal to minimize rat and roach infestations, as well as reservoirs for mosquitoes and associated diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue, St. Louis and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, eliminate vectors that transmit rabies and diseases associated with ticks. Also of concern is a safe and disease free swimming pool, where applicable.
The county health departments receive and investigate environmental health and sanitation complaints about these facilities. The county health departments provide complainants with report findings and corrective actions taken.