Fewer ticks reported


Blake Middle Schoolteacher Mike Gow reports fewer ticks this year in his email to Chris Kaldy, the chair of the Lyme Disease Study Committee.
From: “Mike Gow”
Subject: Tick Update
Date: November 7, 2012 8:11:06 AM EST
To: Chris Kaldy
Hi Chris,

I have been walking with kids on the Cronin property for 10 years now and I have never seen so few deer ticks in all that time.  Honestly, I can
count on one hand the number of ticks students and I have found on our
clothing since the intramural began in October.  The ticks were extremely bad last year but nearly none this year.

Through my anecdotal eyes, the selective hunts are working.  Please share my observations with whomever will listen.  Thanks.

Michael

Michael Gow
Social Studies Teacher and Koala Cluster Leader
T.A. Blake Middle School
Medfield, MA
(508) 359-2396

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