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05/14/18 12:07pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

Some Saturdays your neighbors have a professional spray their property to kill ticks. Other neighbors put out small tubes containing cotton soaked in a tickicide with the hope they will keep tick-infested mice from their yard.

Question: Are you thinking of following one example or the other to try and protect your family from tick-borne illnesses? Or are you concerned about the safety of chemicals used and/or their effectiveness? (more…)

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10/13/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel informed the Town Board how the committee wants to allocated funds for 2016.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel informed the Town Board how the committee wants to allocate funds for 2016.

With an enhanced focus on culling Shelter Island’s herd, the Deer & Tick Committee is looking into hiring Connecticut-based White  Buffalo, a nonprofit considered a leader in controlling white-tailed deer populations.

Anthony DeNicola, who heads the group, would train two local hunters in White Buffalo methods at a cost of about $1,500 per day for a two-day course. (more…)