Mayor Walsh announced the City of Syracuse, in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, will conduct a fall tick bite prevention virtual workshop on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6 – 7 p.m. via Webex.
“Tick activity spikes in the fall, and with everyone outside enjoying the weather, viewing the foliage, and participating in all the other great fall activities, it is a good time to remind folks to be on the lookout for ticks and explain simple measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of getting bit by a tick,” said Cornell Cooperative Extension Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Educator Ryan Fawcett.
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 habitats they prefer. The workshop is free and pre-registration is not required.
Residents interested in joining can login at bit.ly/tickbitepreventionwebinar.
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.
For information about the webinar, contact Chris Abbott at the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at 315-473-4330 ext. 3049.