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Ticks will be the subject of an upcoming discussion at the Guilford Free Public Library. Photo courtesy of the Guilford Conservation Commission

Ticks will be the subject of an upcoming discussion at the Guilford Free Public Library. (Photo courtesy of the Guilford Conservation Commission )

Ticked Off? Get the Lowdown on Ticks

Published Jun 15, 2017 • Last Updated 02:04 pm, June 13, 2017

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Everyone is nervous about ticks this summer.

Scott Williams, Ph.D. of North Guilford will present Ticked Off: The Lowdown on Ticks on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Guilford Free Public Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford.

This is the third presentation of the Guilford Conservation Commission’s Living with Wildlife Speaker Series.

Williams’s presentation will be rich in local information on ticks, invasive plants, and tick management strategies. He will cover various tick-borne diseases and the role that deer and small rodents play in the disease life cycle. He will also cover a five-year USDA study that is being launched this summer in Guilford.

Williams has spent 10 years researching small mammals throughout Connecticut. Williams investigates blacklegged tick abundance and tick-borne disease prevalence in different habitat types. He is author on more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Connecticut educated at Connecticut College, Yale, and the University of Connecticut Williams is a research scientist in the Department of Forestry and Horticulture at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven. Williams and his wife Sarah live in North Guilford.

Ticked Off: The Lowdown on Ticks in Guilford is sponsored jointly by the Guilford Conservation Commission, Guilford Land Conservation Trust, and the Guilford Free Library.

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The Guilford Conservation Commission is a town commission charged with the development, conservation, supervision, and regulation of natural resources, including water resources, within the territorial limits of Guilford. Commissioners are appointed by Board of Selectmen upon recommendation of town committee. The Guilford Land Conservation Trust is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that has been conserving natural resources in Guilford since 1965. To learn more, visit

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