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It’s Tick Season in Adams County: How to Stay Safe from Lyme Disease [Episode 21]

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You probably know about Lyme Disease and you know that you can get it locally from deer ticks. But do you know that you that the most active season for those ticks is right now – in the middle of winter?


In this episode I talk with Stephanie Summers who is Adams County’s Mosquito Borne Disease Control & Conservation Technician. Her job is to keep an eye on disease-causing insects in the county, including mosquitos and ticks.

Stephanie talks about how to the county helps keep these insects under control and how you can stay safe from Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.

Here are some web links you may find useful:

Adams County Conservation District

PA Department of Environmental Protection

U.S. Center for Disease Control Information on Lyme Disease

U.S. Center for Disease Control Information on West Nile Virus

 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Information on Choosing an Appropriate Insect Repellent

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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