An expert offers help on avoiding ticks

SALISBURY — Dr. Kirby Stafford, the state entomologist, knows a lot about ticks. He even wears a tick lapel pin on his sports jacket.

Stafford was at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 24, to talk about Lyme disease and tick control.

It happened to be a sunny day with the temperature nudging into the 50s.

Someone asked, “Would we get ticks if we went for a walk in the woods today?”

“Oh yeah,” replied Stafford.

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