Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the City of Syracuse, in cooperation with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, will conduct a tick bite prevention virtual workshop on Thursday, May 20 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. via Webex. 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.

“We want you to get outside and enjoy your yards, our parks, and greenspaces, but be safe when you’re doing it! Take some simple steps to reduce the chances of getting a tick bite,” said Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Forestry Program Specialist Kristina Ferrare.

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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 in 2019. 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. For additional information, contact Chris Abbott at the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at 315-473-4330, ext. 3019.

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