Schneiderman proposes creating tick control advisory committee

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02/24/2014 7:00 AM |
Engorged ticks. (Courtesy photo from the University of Nebraska)

Engorged ticks. (Courtesy photo from the University of Nebraska)

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman is sponsoring a bill to create a tick control advisory committee.

The legislation is expected to be discussed at the county Legislature’s Public Works & Public Transportation Committee meeting at 2 p.m. in Hauppauge.

According to the bill, a tick control advisory committee would be able to assist the Division of Vector Control in developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses.

In October, the Legislautre approved another bill Mr. Schniderman (I-Montauk) sponsored that requires Vector Control, which is charged with controlling the spread of insect-borne diseases, to submit an annual plan to combat the increase in cases of tick-borne disease.

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Creating a Tick Control Advisory Committee (sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman)