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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases Video Series “Tickology”

Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases Video Series “Tickology”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018
Media Contact: Sonja Sheasley | Phone: 508-375-6896 | Email:

BARNSTABLE (Sept. 25, 2018)—Barnstable County announced that the Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension released its first digital video series, “Tickology,” premiering today on YouTube.
Join Larry Dapsis, Entomologist and Tick Project Coordinator as he educates the public on the topic of tick disease education and prevention through 10 exciting, close-captioned videos that he scripted and developed. Each video ranges from 6 minutes to 14 minutes in length.
Larry Dapsis says, “In each episode, you will learn something new about ticks, tick-borne illnesses, and prevention. I’ve looked at a number of tick education videos that are out there. This is the only comprehensive education package available anywhere.”

The video series was funded by a Cape Cod Healthcare Annual Strategic Grant in the amount of $25,000. According to a representative at Cape Cod Healthcare, “Cape Cod Healthcare provided grant funding to further expand the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s regional tick bite prevention education activities. This grant was approved to ensure that Barnstable County residents have easy access to this important prevention information at libraries, senior centers, schools, and even their own homes.”

About Larry Dapsis
Larry Dapsis joined the Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as the Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist. He also is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Fitchburg State University and a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with 36 years of professional pest management experience working with vegetables, cranberries and household insects. Most recently Larry was featured in a documentary called Tick Days focusing on his efforts to fight the deepening health crisis of tick-borne illnesses. Tick Days was written and directed by Marnie Crawford and Shane Hofeldt and shot on Cape Cod.

Episodes Include:
1. Tick Identification and Ecology
2. Tick-Borne Diseases
3. Lone Star Tick: The New Tick in Town
4. Permethrin Treated Clothing
5. Skin Repellents
6. Perimeter Yard Spray
7. Pet Protection
8. Tick Biteology
9. Tick Testing
10. Deer Tick – The Disease Ecosystem

View all ten episodes at