We are very fortunate to have Larry Dapsis as featured speaker for BARS’ September, 2019 meeting.
As Entomologist for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension – Barnstable County, Mr. Dapsis is responsible for development and management of research & outreach programs for tick-borne diseases. Current projects include surveillance of invasive species, vegetable and small fruit IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and management of the hemlock wooly adelgid. He is entomology instructor for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension program for Master Gardeners and a resource for the general public on any and all insect situations. His personal note: “I have the best job on the planet!”
Lyme is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in the U.S. and the second most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts. In addition to Lyme, deer ticks carry the pathogens that also cause Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. Dapsis’ goal through research and education is to dial back the incidence rate of these serious diseases. Tick-borne illnesses are entirely preventable, and that’s what he does.
Time will be 7pm, September 3rd at the West Barnstable Community Building on Rt 149. All are welcome!