With spring upcoming and people starting to head back outdoors it is time to think about protection from ticks. Ticks are a major vector of many diseases affecting humans, companion animals and livestock and the prevalence of these diseases has been rapidly increasing over the last decade. On Monday, April 3rd at 6pm at Hocking Valley Community Hospital I will discuss tick diseases, identification and prevention methods. The class is free and open to the public.
How to identify which tick is important, different ticks carry different diseases and all ticks carry more than one disease.
We will discuss lifecycles.
And go over how to protect yourself, your family, your pets and your livestock. Ticks are tough to repel, many of the most common products are ineffective.
Space is limited to about 20-25 and classes at HVCH generally fill up. The class is free so bring your friends and your questions.
Class instructor is Tim McDermott, DVM from OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Office. Call (740) 380-8336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.