Friday, June 17, 2016

Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life…”


An informative program presented by Larry Dapsis, Entomologist-Cape Cod Cooperative Extension on June 28th @ 6:30 pm at the Bridgewater Public Library.
Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  This program will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses in addition to a database under development on infection rates of ticks.  A three point protection plan will be presented:  Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet.  Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable.

Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age five…B.S.  Environmental Science & Biology at Fitchburg State University and M.S.  Entomology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Thirty-four years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects.  Joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

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