Hate Ticks? Come to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, June 26from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm for a tick talk by local expert Blake Dinius and learn how to deal with them.
Summer vacation is almost here! Get ready for fun! Beaches! Camping! Cookouts! And nymphal deer ticks! The CDC estimates nearly 300,000 cases of Lyme each year, with most cases occurring during the summer months, but with the right tools and knowledge, tick-borne diseases are preventable.
There’s a lot of misinformation and fear surrounding ticks. What yard sprays should you use? What about “all-natural approaches”? What about deer? What if there was more you could do beyond just “covering up”?
All things ticks will be covered in this informational talk, including tick biology, tick-borne disease epidemiology, personal protection methods (repellents, proper removal), yard protection, and pet protection, with the goal of bursting myths and learning practical applications based on scientifically-backed data.
The Library is located at 7 Barstow Street and is handicapped accessible.