Southold Town’s pilot program to spray a cedar oil tick repellent at the horse trail near North Bayview Road in Southold was successful in cutting down the number of ticks collected along the path. (more…)
With Shelter Island involved in a nearly decade-long effort to find ways to control the tick population here, neighboring Southold Town is beginning a new experiment help solve the problem.
On July 5, the Southold Town Board discussed details of a pilot program to import bobwhite quail into several town preserves, hoping the birds will eat the ticks that lead to Lyme disease and other serious ailments. (more…)
A Suffolk County legislator is calling on county officials to let the public vote on reducing the size of the legislature, a proposal that has received mixed reaction from East End officials. (more…)