Deer Tick Talk with Larry Dapsis

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Date/Time
Date(s) - April 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Cotuit Public Library
Cotuit

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Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious.  

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 has been an entomologist since age five. He has a B.S. in  Environmental Science & Biology at Fitchburg State University and an M.S.  in Entomology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Larry also has thirty-six years of professional pest management experience including vegetables, cranberries and household insects.  He 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.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

Deer Tick Talk with Larry Dapsis


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