Common Pests & Mold

Bed Bugs
The Environmental Health Department offers Nashua residents guidance on how to deal with bedbugs. If you have a concern about bedbugs, please take the time to educate yourself before you make any decision about furniture disposal or pesticide usage.

More Information
We can assist your decision making by identifying insects you find in your home. Call 603-589-4530 for specific information. For more general information, visit the Bed Bug Central website.

Mold
The Nashua Environmental Health Department recognizes mold as a public health concern.

Services
We provide technical assistance and advice to the public and other agencies. We also distribute current information and other resources regarding mold and moisture control.

Mold Testing
We do not provide mold testing, nor do we conduct inspections to determine mold contamination. Mold testing is not recommended, primarily because there are no standards to determine acceptable levels of mold growth.

Spotting a Mold Problem
If you can see mold growth, or if there is a distinctive moldy odor present, you probably have a mold problem. It is recommended to investigate the problem area, look for moisture, and then fix the moisture problem. Unless the source of moisture is removed and the contaminated area and/or materials are cleaned and disinfected, mold growth is likely to reoccur.

Ways to Prevent Mold
  • Clean and dry spills and floods within 24 hours
  • Dry out wet building materials and carpets within 24 hours
  • Keep home clean and dry
  • Reduce indoor humidity levels below 60%
  • Vent moisture from showers, cooking and dryers to the outside
More Information
Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's Mold page for more information.