Pets and Deer Information

Animal bites continue to be an increasing occurrence. Please keep dogs on leashes when outside of a fenced yard. Please also be considerate of others' yards and properties and pick up after your pet.

Our local deer population has grown significantly. Lyme disease continues to be a major health concern in our area. Only deer ticks transmit Lyme disease and deer are seen more frequently now in our neighborhoods. Tick bites can often be prevented by wearing tick-repellant clothing. Pets can be treated monthly. Removing a tick quickly may often prevent a person from contracting Lyme disease. Check yourselves, children and pets regularly for the presence of ticks after being outdoors. For additional information contact the NWBRHC website. Other informative websites include The American Lyme Disease Foundation www.aldf.com and Lymenet, a New Jersey organization at www.lymenet.org.