Ticks

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After months of research and public input, the city of Syracuse’s deer and tick advisory board is ready to make recommendations on how to curb the problem. They’ve come up with a ten point plan that relies on the cooperation of county government, city divisions, and private citizens.


Increase in Deer and Ticks in City Brings Health Risks; Mayor Walsh Wants Plan in Place

Apr 16, 2019
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The Walsh Administration proposed spending $75,000 of the 2020 budget to combat the longstanding issue of the overpopulation of deer and ticks on the East and West sides of Syracuse. The effort comes as Lyme disease remains a serious health concern.  


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Ever wonder what's the best way to remove a tick safely? Do you know which diseases you may incur if you are bitten by a tick? 

Wonder no longer, this week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger will give you all information you need and a little extra insight into the world of ticks.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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The recent occasional warm spells we’ve seen in Central New York not only get people outside to enjoy the weather, but also ticks.  Nick Piedmonte has conducted extensive research on ticks, specifically the prevalent Blacklegged or deer tick found in this region.