Are you concerned about the rise in tick borne diseases in the past few years? You should be. According to New York State Integrated Pest Management, “Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York, with different tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region.”
The best response is to stay informed. Learning where ticks are on the rise and steps to take to avoid being bitten could easily be all the difference between becoming sick or staying healthy. To address this growing concern, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County, NY is sponsoring a workshop called “Don’t Get Ticked”.
The program will feature two local experts. The first is Dan Durkee of the Warren County Public Health department, who will be talking about where ticks are most prevalent, best strategies to avoid getting bitten, what to do if bitten, and more. There will be a 15-minute question/ answer session immediately following Dan’s presentation.
The second featured speaker, Dr. Holly Ahern, SUNY Adirondack Professor of Microbiology, will give a tick borne disease update. Among other things, Holly will talk about the latest medical responses to tick bites and the associated diseases. She will feature information on current research into the field. Holly will also offer a 15-minute question and answer session.
Pre-registration is required.
Saratoga County 4-H Training & Education Center
556 Middle Line Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020