Monday, July 28, 2008

FORDHAM DEER TICK RISK--CHECK OUT www.fordham.edu/tick

Fordham University has an interesting tick index—advising people of their risk of being bitten by deer ticks. The web site is www.fordham.edu/tick. Thomas Daniels – who resides in our town- developed the tick index.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our area is loaded with deer.
How do we get rid of them since they are eating everything in sight.
Not only do we have to worry about the ticks but we have to worry about all our trees ,hedges and flowers.
This is a grave problem that needs to be addressed sooner or later.
We are being invaided by ticks ,racoons,woodchucks foxes and God knows what else.
If one of these animals don't get us the high taxes will.
Westchester should have one week of open hunting with bow and arrow.
When my dog came down with lime disease I became a hater of wild animals.

Anonymous said...

The Supervisor created a blue-ribbon citizen's advisory committee several years ago to recommend a course of action.
Their report was circular-filed because it went well beyond the recommendations of PETA (to whose ideals our Supervisor subscribes).
PETA's recommendation was that people should avoid deer ticks. The committee recommended killing the deer. The Supervisor has chosen the former course of action.

Anonymous said...

7:43 ... Actually, we invaded their territory and they've adapted to our ways pretty well, so lighten up.

Anonymous said...

7:43 I understand your pain about losing your pet, but we did build on the wildlifes habitat.

hal samis said...

Dear 9:20,

Which is your favorite scene in "Bambi"?

No, don't tell me, let me guess...

Anonymous said...

The Disneyfied cuteness of Bambi notwithstanding, deer are nothing more than rats with very long legs.

Anonymous said...

How about opening a season for hunting with bow and arrow here in Greenburgh.
We have to get rid of some of the deer population.
They are eating up all the vegetation arround our homes.
We know that there are some people that will object well the hell with them because I have to replace hedges all the time because if I don't my neighbors complain that the upkeep of my property is down.
Every year the prices of hedges,trees and flowers goes up. Well now Im reaching a point that I cannot afford this expense anymore.
I see herds of deer behind my home on any given day.
Hunting with a bow one must be an expert.
Please consider a programthat will benefit thw community not only against lime disease but the problem with the vegetation.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you live up in the Pocantico area this MIGHT be problematic, but most of Unincorporated Greenburgh is pretty urbanized such that I don't think we have to worry much about "herds of deer." Anyway, this would be a County and State matter, not under any authority of a Township.

Anonymous said...

Heah, 2 deer jumped in front of me one morning as I was driving on the Sprain.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but my back yard is in Greenburgh not on county or state land.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's what I want to see....idiots shooting arrows in an urban setting.

Good idea.......not!

Anonymous said...

come on you're just an animal lover that probably lives in a complex where you don't have to spend money on shrubs,trees and flowers.

Anonymous said...

I could care less if you kill them as long as you eat the deer. Just don't loose any arrows.