The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted last night to send a letter to the county’s homeowners associations suggesting they incorporate spraying for ticks into their landscape plans, according to an article published today on leesburgtoday.com.
“At the suggestion of Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian), the board decided it will send a letter to the county’s homeowners’ associations with information on spraying for them to consider including with their landscaping efforts,” Erika Jacobson Moore’s article read.
This action came at a meeting in which the board proclaimed 2012 to be “Lyme Disease Awareness Year” in Loudoun County. The board heard from several residents whose lives have been impacted by Lyme disease. People are most often infected with Lyme when bitten by black-legged or deer ticks, which carry the sometimes debilitating disease.
Loudoun County has the highest incidence of Lyme disease in Virginia.
Also at last night’s meeting, the board also created a Lyme disease commission and sent a 10-point Lyme action plan to its Finance, Government Services and Operations Committee. The county plans solicit bids for tick control spraying in Loudoun parks as well.
For more information on spraying for ticks and other ways to protect your family from Lyme disease, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.777.5596 x. 101. You can also view our tick newsletter in PDF format.