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Schneiderman proposes creating tick control committee

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack last summer to determine the number of insects in the field.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack last summer to determine the number of insects in the field.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), who represents Shelter Island, is sponsoring a bill to create a tick control advisory committee.

According to the bill, a tick control advisory committee would be able to assist the Division of Vector Control in developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses.

In October, the Legislautre approved another bill Mr. Schniderman  sponsored that requires Vector Control, which is charged with controlling the spread of insect-borne diseases, to submit an annual plan to combat the increase in cases of tick-borne disease.