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Dutchess County Tick Task Force

Dale L. Borchert, Chairman

 Printable version

Donna Bolner, Chairman of the Tick Task Force
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• Free tick testing

• Downloadable and Printable

• Local Presentations


• Tick Encounter by Thomas N. Mather, PhD, University of RI

• Tick Management Handbook” by Kirby C Stafford III, PhD CT Agricultural

• Prevention: brief and simple; calendar: area support groups, and events

• EPA site of repellants (be certain to increase it to 100 views per page then there are about 7 pages – notice list is for ticks and mosquitoes).



Tick Task Force Webinar - May 13, 2015

Agenda (video available on YouTube by clicking on presenter names)
Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Department of Entomology Chief Scientist, “Biorational and Ecological Strategies for Tick Control and the Prevention of Tick-Borne Disease”

Eva Sapi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of New Haven Department of Biology & Environmental Science, “Borrelia Biofilm and Antibiotic Resistance”

Dr. Thomas Mather, Director of University of Rhode Island's Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center, “Tick Spotter Program”

Dr. Rick Ostfeld, Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Holly Ahearn, Associate Professor of Microbiology, SUNY Adirondack, "The Bacteriology of Borreliosis"

Mason Kauffman, U.S. Biologic CEO, “Stopping Lyme Disease in its Tracks”

Andrew Sherman Rotans, MPH, Dutchess County Senior Public Health Advisor

Jill Auerbach, Chairwoman of the Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association

David Whitman, President, Tick Box Technology Corporation, "Controlling Ticks at the Source of Lyme Disease"

Brian Fallon, M.D., M.P.H., M.ED., Director of the Lyme And Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University

New York State Senator Sue Serino

Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature Robert G. Rolison

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro


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