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Tick Task Force

Dutchess County Deer Tick Control Task Force

Mission Statement

Mission: To provide recommendations, to facilitate, guide, and evaluate the development of programs for environmentally responsible tick control by:

  1. Compiling information on tick ecology and methods of tick control.
  2. Identifying sources and recommending the allocation of funds to support basic and applied research into tick control.
  3. Providing guidance and oversight in support of research in tick control.
  4. Stimulating other counties, states, and federal agencies to join Dutchess County in supporting initiatives involving tick control.
  5. Assessing the need and providing support for education and dissemination of information on tick-borne disease prevention and tick control.


Donna Bolner, Chairman of the Tick Task Force

Information Web Sites

Prevention Web Sites

Tick Task Force Educational Event - July 20, 2021

The Dutchess County Tick Task Force held its annual Tick Educational Event on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, and included informative presentations from the following top research professionals:

Tick Task Force Virtual Exhibit - May 7, 2020

In light of the COVID19 pandemic and the need to be socially distant, this year’s annual Tick Exhibit is being held virtually and will include informative presentations from top research professionals.

Please view the following PowerPoint presentations to develop a broader understanding of all aspects of tick-borne diseases.

As new presentations are available, they will be posted here. Please check back. 

Tick Task Force Exhibit - May 14 - 16, 2019

Tick Task Force Educational Panel - April 26, 2018

Tick Task Force Workshop - May 10, 2017

Tick Task Force Workshop - May 11, 2016

Tick Task Force Webinar - May 13, 2015

Tick-born Disease Related Videos: