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Gilrein to speak to Deer & Tick Committee

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO One of the scientists involved with the initial deployment of 4-poster units on Shelter Island,  entomologist Dr. Dan Gilrein of Cornell Cooperative Extension, will speak to the Deer & Tick Committee Wednesday morning.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO
One of the scientists involved with the initial deployment of 4-poster units on Shelter Island, entomologist Dr. Dan Gilrein of Cornell Cooperative Extension, will speak to the Deer & Tick Committee Wednesday morning.

The Shelter Island Deer & Tick Committee will hear from Cornell Cooperative Extension entomologist Dan Gilrein at its Wednesday morning meeting this weekDr. Gilrein was among those involved with the initial deployment of 4-poster units on Shelter Island and other communities when a pilot program was launched several years ago by Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

He wrote the main report on Shelter Island following the pilot program.

While acknowledging that no one has all the answers about what it takes to control the tick population spreading Lyme and other diseases in the area, he has been a proponent of using the units.

The meeting at Town Hall is scheduled tomorrow at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

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