Tick Borne Disease Education and Prevention Program
Vector Control has networked with Pike County, the Northeast Wildlife DNA Lab, and various other local organizations to create the Tick Borne Disease Education and Prevention Program. This program differs from Monroe County's previous tick program, Vector Control no longer performs Lyme Disease tick analysis, this operation has been passed on to the Wildlife DNA Lab.
The goal of this new program is to provide surveillance, control / mitigation, education / workshops, and property risk assessments. All of the components focus around education of residents and visitors to Monroe County. Reducing Lyme disease is important in protecting the health of all individuals; this includes educating medical staff, in addition to residents, in recognizing the symptoms of Lyme disease to prevent misdiagnosis that can lead to long term Lyme disease.
Property assessments can help home owners and residents reduce tick populations by making simple environmental changes. Surveillance will also play a large role in detecting Lyme disease hotspots throughout the county.
Please visit the links under “Educational Material” for more information on ticks, Lyme disease, and property mitigation.