Thursday, May 9, 2019

Be Tick Smart at Library

Roe Jan Community Library presents “Be Tick Smart” – a program providing tips to protect yourself and your family from Ticks, on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm.

Afraid to go out and walk the lovely trails in our county, or hike our local mountains because of the insidious tick?  Join us and learn some tips to help you feel comfortable enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  From simply mowing around your house properly to the use of a lint roller you can greatly reduce the tick population around you.

Learn how to avoid and identify tick-borne diseases with Master Gardeners Nancy Winch and Donna Peterson. In this presentation you will learn these and many more tips to protect yourself, your family and your pets.

Nancy Winch is a Master Gardener Volunteer.  She is retired from the Columbia County Health Department where she spent many years tracking tick-borne disease cases and providing education on the topic to physicians, medical staff, and residents of Columbia County.  Donna Peterson has been at Cornell Cooperative Extension since 1992, where she is currently Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator for Columbia and Greene counties.