Friends of Whitehall Educational Program Saturday April 27th 2019

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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.

Please join the Friends of Whitehall on April 27th 2019 as we welcome Larry Dapsis, Entomologist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, to talk about this insect that we all need to be aware of. 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 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.

The program will be held at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday April 27th 2019 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, and will include a Q&A session following the presentation. Please park at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.
The Friends of Whitehall started in 2005 and our main mission is to preserve, protect and improve the wonderful natural resource of Lake Whitehall and its environs. We are proud of our many accomplishments, which are cited on our website FOW is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.