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Appointment Oct 24 @ 2-3 PM Eastern = Webinar on Managing Ticks in Your School District
October 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be a sTICKler for Healthy Schools: Managing Ticks in Your School District
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 2:00 –3:30 p.m. ET
Can you tell the difference between a blacklegged tick, lone star tick, deer tick or even a robot tick? Mosquitoes get many of the headlines these days as Zika has become a common household name. However, ticks transmit disease pathogens to humans more frequently than any other arthropod in North America. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that Lyme disease cases transmitted by the blacklegged tick top more than 300,000 cases each year. The increasing geographic ranges of ticks in the US is raising public health concerns.
Join leading experts in vector management as they discuss the consequences of the increased range of ticks, tick-borne diseases and their prevalence. This webinar will provide insight on how you can identify and conduct proper inspections and removal of ticks, while taking steps to ensure the safety of students and staff in your school district. Participants will learn about tick prevention actions that integrate landscape design and other tick habitat modifications into a comprehensive IPM plan. A question and answer session will follow.
• Kirby Stafford, Ph.D., Chief Scientist/State Entomologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
• Thomas Mather, Ph.D., Professor, University of Rhode Island
Participants will learn:
1. How increased range of tick populations can affect your school district and the health of your community.
2. What actions you can take to avoid ticks and how comprehensive pest control plays a role in effective vector management.
3. How simple modifications in habitat can protect students and staff from being effected by ticks.
Space is limited to the first 1,000 to register. To register and get more information visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1246971916049160961