Monday, July 7, 2014

FREE Program on Ticks at Newburyport Public Library Thurs. 7/ 17 at 6:30 pm

Attention Outdoor Enthusiasts!

Did you know that “the majority (about 75%) of Lyme disease cases are associated with activities (play, yard or garden work) around the home!”

The Newburyport Health Department is sponsoring a FREE presentation on ticks and landscaping tips on  Thursday, July 17th at the Newburyport Library from 6:30- 8:30 pm.

This presentation will feature a live display of deer resistant plants and will include informative talks from local experts. Chris Imlach, a local landscaper, will provide garden/landscaping tips to reduce tick populations. Dr. Alfred DeMaria, Infectious Disease Medical Director from the MA Department of Public Health, will address new tick-borne illness and ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. This event is open to all.  

For more information on landscaping and tick borne illness follow the link below to Tick Management HandbookPrepared by Kirby C. Stafford III, Ph.D.
Vice Director, Chief Entomologist Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven.

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