Mis-Adventures with Ticks! An interview with Entomologist Larry Dapsis

Mis-Adventures with Ticks! An interview with Entomologist Larry Dapsis
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One bite can change your life….and not in a good way! 

Do you think it’s safe for you and your pets to go outdoors because it’s winter?  Think again!  Ticks are out and about all year round and hoping that you’ll be their next meal.

Lyme Disease is the most prevalent tick-borne 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.

Join me for a tick talk with Larry Dapsis from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. His program will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks as well as the Lone Star tick which is a new comer in Massachusetts.  A three point protection plan will be presented:  Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet.  Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable!

A Q&A session will be held after the presentation so you will have direct access to Larry’s expertise.

Bio for Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age 5.  B.S.  Environmental Science & Biology at Fitchburg State University and M.S.  Entomology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Thirty-six 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.

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