2018 Tick Talk: "One Bite Can Change Your Life"

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Upper Town Hall, 13 Ayer Road in Harvard, MA

Larry Dapsis, Entomologist, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, will speak on the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, and incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses. A three point protection plan will be presented: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard, and Protect your Pet. Tick-borne diseases are preventable. Larry will also explain why Barnstable County is the only county in the state where the incidence rate of Lyme is not increasing.

Larry Dapsis has been an Entomologist since age five. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and an M.S. in Entomology from UMass Amherst. He has thirty-six years of professional pest management experience (including of vegetables, cranberries, and household insects). He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as the Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist, and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.

This free public talk is organized by the Harvard Board of Health, and co-sponsored by the Harvard Board of Health, Harvard Conservation Commission, the Harvard Conservation Trust, and the Nashua River Watershed Association.

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