Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the City of Syracuse, in cooperation with the Onondaga County Health Department and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, will conduct a tick bite prevention workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Atrium at City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St.
City residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about how to reduce the possibility of tick bites through personal protection, habitat management and cultural controls. The program will also provide information on the types of ticks that exist in Central New York and the habitats they prefer.
The workshop is part of the City’s comprehensive Tick and Deer Management Plan, developed by a citizen advisory group and approved by the Common Council earlier this year. Funding for implementation of the program is being provided by Onondaga County with support from County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II.
The workshop is free and pre-registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome. A spring workshop will be held on April 29. For additional information, contact Chris Abbott at the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at (315) 473-4330, ext. 3019.