Ticks

Winter in Greensboro and across Vermont was on the milder side this year.  As a result, health agencies are anticipating a challenging tick season for anyone who enjoys being outside in Vermont.   There are several varieties of ticks in Vermont, and not all are prone to biting humans.  For photos and information on each tick variety, visit here:

http://www.healthvermont.gov/immunizations-infectious-disease/mosquito-tick-zoonotic-diseases/types-ticks-vermont

Unfortunately, despite our far northern location, we are not immune to these concerns, and anecdotal reports of people removing ticks from pets and themselves have already been shared around town.

While we all enjoy Greensboro for its natural beauty and plentiful opportunities for outside recreation, gardening, and forest management, we want you to remain safe and healthy.  The Vermont Department of Health provides some excellent resources for tracking ticks across the state, performing tick checks, as well as information on prevention and removal.   Find more information here:

http://www.healthvermont.gov/immunizations-infectious-disease/mosquito-tick-zoonotic-diseases/prevent-tick-bites

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