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Tick workshop at flower farm


Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:21AM
New IpswichTick workshopat flower farm

Tick season will soon be here and residents can find out what they can do about it at a workshop in New Ipswich on Saturday.

Deer ticks have seen a dramatic increase in the last decade, and places like Hillsborough County have seen a rise in cases of Lyme disease, according to entomologist Dr. Alan Eaton. Eaton will be speaking at a 2 p.m. workshop at Amazing Flower Farm, 202 Poor Farm Road. As a researcher at the University of New Hampshire, Eaton has studied ticks in the state for 27 years.

“Alan wants people to continue to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about diseases,” said Ara Lynn, owner of the Amazing Flower Farm.

.Deer ticks can be barely bigger than the head of a pin in their nymph stage. Unfortunately for humans, at this stage the ticks are most effective at transmitting Lyme disease.

The cost of the workshop is $5 per person. Pre-registration is requested using the form on www.amazingflowerfarm.com.